Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Schizaea pusilla Pursh. Curly-grass Fern. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Moist, peaty soil in Coastal Plain bogs, often associated with Pseudolycopodiella caroliniana, Drosera filiformis, and Chamaecyparis thyoides (though not in dense Chamaecyparis stands). Dist: In acid, boggy sites in DE, NJ, NY, NL (Newfoundland), NS, and NB; a similar or possibly identical plant is known from Peru.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, F, FNA2, G, K1, K3, K4, NY; = n/a – RAB

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image of plant© Erik Danielson source
image of plant© Erik Danielson source