Unidentified small ferns

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Date Photo Taken: May 8, 2009
Location: Soque River, Habersham Co., GA
Posted By: William

Notes:

These ferns grow in Habersham Co., GA and are about 6 to 8 inches high. They are found in oak clearings in moderly dry soil and cover small patches of ground. At first I thought that they might be oak ferns (Gymnocarpium sp.), but the leaflets at the end of its leaf is not futher divided.

COMMENTS

  1. Cornelius Unregistered says:

    Looks like a common Bracken Fern. A natural groundcover, (some people call it a weed), that volunteers where it finds a suitable environment.
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PTAQ

    February 14th, 2011 at 9:49 am
  2. Glad Unregistered says:

    I believe this is a grape fern. I live in Habersham and have them too. They don’t transplant well because they need something (bacteria?)that is found in the soil where they naturalize.

    August 3rd, 2012 at 5:34 am

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