Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 7 taxa in the family Thelypteridaceae, Marsh fern family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broad Beech Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Phegopteris hexagonoptera   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phegopteris hexagonoptera   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thelypteris hexagonoptera 011-06-002   FAMILY: Aspidiaceae

 

Look for it in mesic to submesic forests

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: New York Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Parathelypteris noveboracensis   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thelypteris noveboracensis   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thelypteris noveboracensis 011-06-003   FAMILY: Aspidiaceae

 

Look for it in mesic forests, bottomland forests, bogs, submesic forests

Common (uncommon to rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Bog Fern, Massachusetts Fern
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Coryphopteris simulata   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thelypteris simulata   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

 

Look for it in NC and WV in acid peat bogs at about 1000 meters in elevation (in DE, NJ, and VA in acid seepage swamps in the Coastal Plain)

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Kunth's Maiden Fern, Southern Shield Fern, Southern Wood Fern
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Christella species 1 (=kunthii)   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thelypteris kunthii   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thelypteris kunthii 011-06-004   FAMILY: Aspidiaceae

 

Look for it on coquina limestone (marl) outcrops, calcareous bluffs & sinkhole slopes, also adventive on and around coquina limestone (marl) riprap around small bridges and ditches and in suburban forests

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Coastal Plain of SC & GA (naturalized elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

 


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camera icon Common Name: Downy Maiden Fern, Soft Fern, Downy Shield Fern
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Christella dentata   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thelypteris dentata   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests, streambanks, swamps, disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: tropical & subtropical Asia & Africa

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Marsh Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thelypteris palustris 011-06-005   FAMILY: Aspidiaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, marshes (including freshwater tidal marshes), and bottomland forests

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mariana Maiden Fern, Swordfern, False Maiden Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Macrothelypteris torresiana   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Macrothelypteris torresiana   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, and to be increasingly invasive in natural habitats (esp in the southern parts of our area)

Uncommon, but increasingly invasive in natural habitats

Non-native: Asian & African tropics

 


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"The following chronological synopsis of flora accounts of Microstegium is perhaps instructive: not treated by Small (1933), 'local' (Fernald 1950), 'rarely introduced and possibly not established' (Gleason & Cronquist 1952), 'sporadically naturalized' (Godfrey & Wooten 1979), 'a rapidly spreading pernicious invader on moist ground, too common' (Wofford 1989)... This species has become a very serious pest, now ranking as one of the most destructive introduced plants in our area, forming extensive and dense patches, sprawling over and eliminating nearly all other herbaceous plants. Eradication is very difficult, and considering its obvious colonizing abilities, only temporary." — Alan Weakley, Weakley's Flora