Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Look for it in moist forests, cove forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves clustered irregularly along short-creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Deparia acrostichoides   FAMILY Athyriaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Deparia acrostichoides   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-01-002:
Athyrium thelypterioides   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Diplazium acrostichoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Silvery Glade Fern, Silvery Spleenwort


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_22448_orig

        

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JK Marlow    jkm150423_593

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Grooves of costa not connected to groove of rachis [unlike Lady Fern], per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm160702_154

July    Jackson County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm140809_469

August    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Pinnae narrow, sessile, deeply cut into rounded almost square-ended lobes, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm140809_470

August    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

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JK Marlow    jkm140809_471

August    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

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JK Marlow    jkm140809_473b

August    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Rachis pale green, slightly scaly, hairy, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm130928_702

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Sori long & narrow in a herringbone pattern, silvery first, then blue-gray, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm130928_703

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Rather tall soft green fern, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm130928_712b

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Silvery sori prominent, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm130928_718

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Pinnae with long acuminate apex. Deeply cut into blunt-ended segments, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

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JK Marlow    jkm130928_725

September    Spartanburg County    SC