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Telmatoblechnum serrulatum (L.C. Richard) Perrie, D.J. Ohlsen, & Brownsey. Swamp Fern, Marsh Fern. Hab: Swamps, marshes, wet prairies, hammocks, bottomlands, vacant lots. Dist: Ne. FL south to FL peninsula; Mexico, Central America, south to c. South America; West Indies.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: Introduced and established in e. SC (Beaufort and Jasper counties) via landscaping plants brought in from FL (P. McMillan, pers. comm., 2005); similarly introduced in s. AL (H. Horne, pers.comm., 2012; W. Barger, pers. comm., 2012).

Synonymy: = K4, Gasper et al (2016), Perrie et al (2014); = Blechnum serrulatum Rich. – Bah, Fl1, FNA2, K1, K3, Meso1, S13, Sf, SFla, WH3, Mickel & Smith (2004); = n/a – RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (name change)

Heliophily ?: 7

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Telmatoblechnum serrulatum, Fakahatchee Strand, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Collier County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Telmatoblechnum serrulatum, Fakahatchee Strand, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Collier County, Florida 3 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Telmatoblechnum serrulatum, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Lee County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷

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