Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Goldfoot Fern, Golden Polypody
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February Miami-Dade County FL
Krome Bird Refuge
Frond 40-90cm long; blade w 4-9 pr of pinnae, the terminal one to 30cm long, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.
Native to Georgia (introduced in SC)
Documented growing wild in GA - SC
Look for it to be epiphytic on the old leaf bases of Sabal palmetto and in crotches and crevices of other trees, particularly Quercus virginiana, and rarely terrestrial on calcareous soils or masonry, per Weakley's Flora
Leaves scattered along a creeping stem
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