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 (uncommon in Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist forests & cliffs, esp over calcareous or mafic rocks, sometimes in seasonal seepage, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Bipinnate

FRUIT:
Summer

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Adiantum pedatum   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Adiantum pedatum   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 010-01-001:
Adiantum pedatum   FAMILY Pteridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Maidenhair Fern


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_adpe_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_adpe_009_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm120403_445

April    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm150424_756

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm160422_043

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm160422_050

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Blades borne on slender erect branched stipes [here resembling small trees], per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Adiantum pedatum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_adiantum_pedatum_2

May        

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JK Marlow    s070927_g

September    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Pinnules entire on the lower margin, lobed on the upper, petiolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Adiantum pedatum

JK Marlow    s070927_g2

September    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Sporangia are clustered under scalloped outer edges of many leaflets, per Ferns of the Smokies.

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JK Marlow    jkm0411g_23

November    Oconee County    SC

Roadside

Rachis divides into 2 branches to form a semicircular, fan-shaped blade, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.