OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Adiantum capillus-veneris   FAMILY Pteridaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Adiantum capillus-veneris   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 010-01-002:
Adiantum capillus-veneris   FAMILY Pteridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Maidenhair Fern, Venus-hair Fern


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image of Adiantum capillus-veneris, Southern Maidenhair Fern, Venus-hair Fern

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_adca_001_lvd

        

image of Adiantum capillus-veneris, Southern Maidenhair Fern, Venus-hair Fern

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_adca_005_lvd

        

image of Adiantum capillus-veneris, Southern Maidenhair Fern, Venus-hair Fern

JK Marlow    jkm100314_097

March    Decatur County    GA

Pinnae alternate, distant. Compound near base, simple near apex, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Adiantum capillus-veneris, Southern Maidenhair Fern, Venus-hair Fern

JK Marlow    jkm100314_099

March    Decatur County    GA

Rachis dark brown, smooth, slender, and brittle, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Adiantum capillus-veneris, Southern Maidenhair Fern, Venus-hair Fern

JK Marlow    jkm100314_102

March    Decatur County    GA

Fronds pendant or arching, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Adiantum capillus-veneris, Southern Maidenhair Fern, Venus-hair Fern

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_capillusveneris_1

April        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Adiantum capillus-veneris   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Adiantum capillus-veneris   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 010-01-002:
Adiantum capillus-veneris   FAMILY Pteridaceae

 

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Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it on moist calcareous substrates, in the Coastal Plain on "marl" (coquina limestone) (NC & SC), on calcareous clay bluffs (GA), and adventive on lime mortar of old buildings and walls, in the Mountains on limestone or other calcareous sedimentary rocks, per Weakley's Flora

map
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...Moist

LEAVES:
Partially evergreen
2-pinnate

FRUIT:
Summer

 

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