Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1131

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it on tree limbs and trunks (esp when leaning) and on rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Pinnatifid
Leaves spaced along a creeping, much-branched rhizome

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pleopeltis michauxiana   FAMILY Polypodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pleopeltis polypodioides ssp. michauxiana   FAMILY Polypodiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 014-01-002:
Polypodium polypodioides   FAMILY Polypodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Polypodium polypodioides var. michauxianum

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Marginaria polypodioides

 

COMMON NAME:
Resurrection Fern, Scaly Polypody


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picture of Polypodium polypodioides, image of Pleopeltis michauxiana

JK Marlow    jkm0502a_14

February    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

Fronds curl up when dry, revive with rain, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

picture of Polypodium polypodioides, image of Pleopeltis michauxiana

JK Marlow    jkm150228_784

February    Charleston County    SC

picture of Polypodium polypodioides, image of Pleopeltis michauxiana

JK Marlow    jkm0303g_11

March    Beaufort County    SC

Hunting Island State Park

picture of Polypodium polypodioides, image of Pleopeltis michauxiana

JK Marlow    jkm140420_450

April    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

Outlines of the sori appear as raised bumps on upper side of pinnae, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

picture of Polypodium polypodioides, image of Pleopeltis michauxiana

JK Marlow    jkm140420_453

April    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

Sori submarginal on the lobes of the pinnatifid blade, without indusia, per Ferns of the Smokies.

picture of Polypodium polypodioides, image of Pleopeltis michauxiana

JK Marlow    jkm140420_455

April    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

picture of Polypodium polypodioides, image of Pleopeltis michauxiana

JK Marlow    jkm180408_1095

April    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Undersurfaces have pointed gray scales with dark reddish brown centers, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

picture of Polypodium polypodioides, image of Pleopeltis michauxiana

Keith Bradley    kab_p_polypod_micha_09153

April    Collier County    FL

picture of Polypodium polypodioides, image of Pleopeltis michauxiana

Tim Spira    tpsppolypodioides2

April        

picture of Polypodium polypodioides, image of Pleopeltis michauxiana

JK Marlow    jkm0410j_30

October    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

Pinnae oblong with obtuse tips, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

picture of Polypodium polypodioides, image of Pleopeltis michauxiana

Teri Nye    nye_pleopeltis_scales

Month Unknown    Glynn County    GA