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Athyrium asplenioides

Athyrium asplenioides (Michx.) A.A. Eaton

southern lady fern

Athyrium asplenioides (Southern Lady Fern)
Image ID: 23450
Image by: Ware, Richard & Teresa
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: ATAS
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Athyrium asplenioides
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-10-26

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: ATHYR
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Athyrium
GENUS AUTHORITY: Roth
GENUS COMMON: Ladyfern
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 180 species, cosmopolitan in distribution, but concentrated in e. and se. Asia. Kelloff et al. (2002) and Kelloff & Werth (1998) support recognition of two taxa at either specific or infraspecific levels, based on morphology, allozymes, and spores.
GENUS IDENTIFICATION: Identification notes: Athyrium and Deparia superficially resemble Dryopteris, and they often grow together. Athyrium and Deparia have linear, flap-like sori (vs. rounded, reniform sori). Sterile individuals can be distinguished by the number of vascular bundles in the petiole (easily determined by breaking off a leaf and counting the vascular bundles, which will appear as thread-like, but flattened, strands); Athyrium and Deparia have 2, Dryopteris has 4-7.
GENUS REFERENCES: Kato in FNA (1993b); Wang, He, & Kato in FoC (2013); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990); Kelloff et al. (2002).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: ATHYRI
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Athyriaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: Alston 1956
FAMILY COMMON: Lady Fern Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of ca. 5 genera and 600 species, subcosmopolitan in distribution.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Christenhusz, Zhang, & Schneider (2011); Wang, He, & Kato in FoC (2013).

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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HEIGHT: 2-3 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb, Fern

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NATIVE RANGE: eastern United States

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Southern lady fern is easy to grow. This native deciduous fern is not often offered for sale. Its erect fronds add a delicate, graceful beauty throughout the growing season when combined with other woodland plants. Like most other ferns, it requires an evenly moist soil. This fern grows into handsome clumps and makes a fine groundcover for the shade garden. Its native range includes much of the southeastern United States. Provides cover for toads and anoles. Supports up to 3 species of lepidoptera.

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SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average, Moist/Wet
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 4
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
960 1985-0653 View
2053 1986-1847 View
3323 1990-0189 View
3972 1992-0128 View
7755 2001-0110 2001-06-14 View



GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
1768 960 189 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View
1769 960 11 NCBG staff 1985-02-20 View
1770 960 73 NCBG staff 1985-02-20 View
1771 960 74 NCBG staff 1985-02-20 View
1772 960 78 NCBG staff 1985-02-20 View
1773 960 78 NCBG staff 1985-02-20 View
1774 960 79 NCBG staff 1985-02-20 View
1775 960 80 NCBG staff 1985-02-20 View
1776 960 187 NCBG staff 1985-02-20 View
1777 960 188 NCBG staff 1985-02-20 View
1778 960 75 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
1779 960 76 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
1780 960 77 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
3351 2053 1 NCBG staff 1986-12-31 View
5520 3323 53 NCBG staff 2001-03-15 View
5521 3323 58 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
5522 3323 59 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
6300 3972 200 NCBG staff 1993-03-01 View
10959 7755 1 NCBG staff 1998-01-01 View
12472 960 145 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: ATAS
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NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Athyrium asplenioides
COMMON NAME: Southern Lady Fern
SYNONYMY: [= RAB, S, Va, WV; = A. filix-femina (Linnaeus) Roth ex Mertens var. asplenioides (Michaux) Farwell - C, F, FNA, G, Pa; = A. filix-femina ssp. asplenioides (Michaux) Hultén - Ar, Il, K, Tn, W, WH3]
PHENOLOGY: May-Sep.
HABITAT: Moist forests.
COMMENTS: MA, WV, IL, and KS south to n. FL and e. TX.
RANGE MAP: Athyrium asplenioides.png

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Athyriaceae Alston 1956 (Lady Fern Family)
SUMMARY: A family of ca. 5 genera and 600 species, subcosmopolitan in distribution.
REFERENCE: Christenhusz, Zhang, & Schneider (2011); Wang, He, & Kato in FoC (2013).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Athyrium Roth (Ladyfern)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 180 species, cosmopolitan in distribution, but concentrated in e. and se. Asia. Kelloff et al. (2002) and Kelloff & Werth (1998) support recognition of two taxa at either specific or infraspecific levels, based on morphology, allozymes, and spores.
REFERENCE: Kato in FNA (1993b); Wang, He, & Kato in FoC (2013); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990); Kelloff et al. (2002).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Athyrium asplenioides in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Athyrium asplenioides in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Athyrium asplenioides in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Athyrium asplenioides in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Athyrium asplenioides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Athyrium asplenioides

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 23450
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 23450

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