Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Dryopteris ludoviciana (Kunze) Small. Southern Woodfern. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Blackwater swamp forests, hammocks. Dist: A Southeastern Coastal Plain species: e. NC south to s. FL, west to s. AL, s. MS (Sorrie & Leonard 1999), and e. LA; disjunct in the West Gulf Coastal Plain of LA and AR (Peck 2011), and possibly disjunct in sc. KY, the report old and somewhat uncertain.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = Ar, ETx1, Fl1, FNA2, K1, K3, K4, RAB, Sf, TxFerns, WH3, Montgomery & Paulton (1981)

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image of plant© Radford, Ahles and Bell
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Dryopteris ludoviciana, Buggy Gut Creek Swamp, Burke County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source