OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

Your search found 10 taxa in the family Thelypteridaceae, Marsh fern family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon Common Name: Northern Beech Fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Phegopteris connectilis   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Phegopteris connectilis   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thelypteris phegopteris 011-06-001   FAMILY: Aspidiaceae

 

Habitat: Moist cliffs where wet by spray from waterfalls (at medium elevations), also on high elevation cliffs wet by seepage and in spruce-fir forests, northward in cool ravines and on swamp borders

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broad Beech Fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: 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: (4/14/23) Amauropelta 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

 

Habitat: 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: (4/24/22) Coryphopteris simulata   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thelypteris simulata   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

 

Habitat: 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 Woodfern

Weakley's Flora: (4/13/22) Pelazoneuron 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

 

Habitat: Coquina limestone (‘marl’) outcrops, calcareous bluffs and 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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Common Name: Ovate Maiden Fern, ovate marsh fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Pelazoneuron ovatum var. ovatum   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thelypteris ovata var. ovata   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

 

Habitat: On coquina limestone (‘marl’) or in disturbed, calcareous areas

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Hairy Maiden Fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Christella hispidula   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Thelypteris hispidula var. versicolor   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

 

Habitat: Hammocks, limesinks, moist forests, streamsides, on soil in disturbed areas, and on mortar / masonry

Uncommon in GA Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia (introduced in NC)

 


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camera icon Common Name: Downy Maiden-fern, Soft Fern, Downy Shield-fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Christella dentata   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thelypteris dentata   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

 

Habitat: Moist forests, hammocks, 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: (4/13/22) 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

 

Habitat: 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: (4/24/22) Macrothelypteris torresiana   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Macrothelypteris torresiana   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

 

Habitat: Wet hammocks, cypress swamps, streamsides, moist forests, disturbed areas, increasingly invasive in natural habitats (especially in the southern parts of our area)

Uncommon (rare in NC) (rare in SC Mountains)

Non-native: Asian & African tropics

 


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