Special Collections


NPS Ferns and Lycophytes

For the National Park Service project

Last Update: 2021-01-07

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scientific common duration habit height thumb detail
Adiantum pedatum Northern Maidenhair Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Anchistea virginica Virginia Chain Fern 18-24 in. detail
Asplenium bradleyi Bradley’s Spleenwort Perennial Forb/herb detail
Asplenium montanum Mountain Spleenwort Perennial Forb/herb detail
Asplenium pinnatifidum Lobed Spleenwort Perennial Forb/herb detail
Asplenium platyneuron Ebony Spleenwort Perennial Forb/herb 1 ft. detail
Asplenium resiliens Blackstem Spleenwort Perennial Forb/herb detail
Asplenium rhizophyllum Walking Fern Perennial Forb/herb detail
Asplenium ruta-muraria Wallrue Perennial Forb/herb detail
Asplenium trichomanes Maidenhair Spleenwort Perennial Forb/herb detail
Athyrium asplenioides Southern Lady Fern 2-3 ft. detail
Azolla caroliniana Carolina Mosquitofern Annual Forb/herb detail
Botrypus virginianus Rattlesnake Fern detail
Cystopteris bulbifera Bulblet Bladder Fern Perennial Forb/herb detail
Cystopteris fragilis Brittle Bladderfern Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Cystopteris protrusa Lowland Bladder Fern Perennial Forb/herb detail
Cystopteris tennesseensis Tennessee Bladder Fern Perennial Forb/herb detail
Cystopteris tenuis Mackay’s Bladder Fern Perennial Forb/herb detail
Dendrolycopodium obscurum Common Ground-pine detail
Dennstaedtia punctilobula Boulder Fern Perennial Forb/herb detail
Deparia acrostichoides Silvery Spleenwort Perennial Forb/herb detail
Diphasiastrum digitatum Common Running-cedar detail
Diphasiastrum tristachyum Blue Running-cedar detail
Dryopteris campyloptera Mountain Wood-fern Perennial Forb/herb detail
Dryopteris carthusiana Spinulose Wood-fern Perennial Forb/herb detail
Dryopteris intermedia Fancy Fern Perennial Forb/herb detail
Dryopteris marginalis Marginal Wood-fern 18-24 in. detail
Equisetum arvense Field Horsetail Perennial Forb/herb detail
Equisetum hyemale Scouringrush Horsetail Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
Huperzia lucidula Shining Clubmoss Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
Huperzia porophila Rock Clubmoss Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
Isoetes butleri Butler’s Quillwort Perennial Graminoid detail
Isoetes engelmannii Perennial Graminoid detail
Lorinseria areolata Netted Chain Fern 18-24 in. detail
Lycopodium clavatum Running Clubmoss Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
Lygodium palmatum American Climbing Fern Perennial Vine, Forb/herb detail
Macrothelypteris torresiana Mariana Maiden Fern Perennial Forb/herb detail
Onoclea sensibilis Sensitive Fern Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Ophioglossum engelmannii Engelmann’s Adder’s-tongue Perennial Forb/herb detail
Ophioglossum pycnostichum Southern Adder’s-tongue detail
Osmunda spectabilis American Royal Fern 1 - 2 ft. detail
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum Cinnamon Fern Perennial Forb/herb detail
Pellaea atropurpurea Purple Cliff-brake Perennial Forb/herb detail
Phegopteris hexagonoptera Broad Beech Fern Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Polypodium appalachianum Appalachian Rockcap Fern Perennial Forb/herb detail
Polypodium virginianum Common Rockcap Fern Perennial Forb/herb detail
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Pteridium latiusculum Eastern Bracken detail
Sceptridium biternatum Southern Grapefern detail
Sceptridium dissectum Cut-leaf Grape Fern detail
Woodsia appalachiana Appalachian Cliff Fern Perennial Forb/herb detail
Woodsia obtusa Bluntlobe Cliff Fern Perennial Forb/herb detail