ferns and allies

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Adiantum pedatumMaidenhair Fern
Asplenium bradleyiBradley's Spleenwort
A. montanum Mountain Spleenwort
A. platyneuron Ebony Spleenwort
Athyrium asplenioides Lady Fern Lady FernGrows profusely in damp sloughs, ditches, stream banks, and low areas on the forest floor. Our most common deciduous fern.
A. pycnocarpon Glade Fern
Botrychium biternatumCommon Grape Fern
B. dissectumCutleaf Grape Fern
B. virginianumRattlesnake Fern
Cheilanthes lanosaHairy Lip Fern
Dennstaedtia punctilobaHay-scented Fern
Dryopteris marginalisMarginal wood Fern
D. cristata Crested wood fernCrested Wood FernA Wood Fern that is rare in Durham County - Historically there was a large colony at Huckleberry Springs.
D. goldianaGoldie's Wood Fern
Lycopodium flabelliforme Running CedarRunning-Pine or Running CedarThe fossil history of Clubmosses supposedly dates them back to the Paleozoic Era. The pollen from the spores was once used as 'flash powder' in the early days of photography. Lygodium palmatum
Onoclea sensibilis Sensitive Fern
Ophioglossum vulgatum pycnostichumAdder's Tongue
Osmunda cinnamomea Cinnamon Fern
O. claytonia Interrupted Fern
O. regalis Royal Fern
Polypodium polypodioides  Resurrection FernResurrection FernA small fern that colonizes rock crevices and tree trunks. It becomes desiccated during dry weather then becomes green and lush a few hours after a rain.
P. virginianum Rock Cap Fern
P. acrostichoides Christmas FernChristmas FernThere are many stories about how the common name of Christmas Fern came about -the most likely is because this fern is one of very few lush green plants in forests during the winter months.
Selaginella apoda Meadow SpikemossBroad Beech Fern
T. noveboracensis New York Fern
T. palustris Marsh Fern
Woodsia obtusa Blunt-lobe Cliff Fern
Woodwardia areolata Netted Chain Fern
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