Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Dryopteris celsa (W. Palmer) Knowlton, W. Palmer, & Pollard. Log Fern. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Swamps, seepage bogs, and calcareous floodplains, typically associated with calcareous substrates. Dist: Ne. NJ and ne. NY west to s. IL, e. MO, and AR, south to SC, GA, n. AL, TN, e. and n. LA, and e. TX (Mink, Singhurst, & Holmes 2011a); disjunct in w. NY and w. MI; overall very scattered in its distribution. Discovered in MS by John Kees (Kees & Weakley 2018).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA2, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, TxFerns, Va, W, WV, Montgomery & Paulton (1981); = Dryopteris goldiana ssp. celsa – G; > Dryopteris atropalustris – Sf; > Dryopteris celsa – Sf; >< Dryopteris cristata – Tx, misidentification

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