Carolinas and Georgia

986

Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Onoclea sensibilis var. sensibilis   FAMILY Onocleaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Onoclea sensibilis   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 011-07-001:
Onoclea sensibilis   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sensitive Fern, Bead Fern


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Look for it in marshes, swamps, wet disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Sterile blade pinnatifid/ Fertile blade 2-pinnate
Leaves irregularly spaced along a widely creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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Onoclea sensibilis var. sensibilis   FAMILY Onocleaceae

Sensitive Fern, Bead Fern