Ferns of Mississippi

by Dr. Gwen Perkins

Illustrated by Joe Macgown

 

Dr. Gwen Perkins created this field guide to ferns of Mississippi in 2000. No authority record exists of which ferns can be found at Noxubee Refuge. However, all ferns at Noxubee should be included within this identification chart. With Dr. Perkins' permission, we have included her fern guide on the Noxubee site. View the ferns by clicking here or click on one of the links below to view a specific species.

 

 

 

Diagram of a fern

Fern Fronds

Engelmann's Adder's-tongue (Ophioglossum engelmannii)

Slender Adder's-tongue (O. tenerum)

Southeastern Adder's-tongue (O. pycnostichum)

Stalked Adder's-tongue (O. petiolatum)

Alabama Grape Fern (Botrychium alabamense)

Grape Ferns

Lace Frond Grape Fern (Botrychium dissectum)

Rattlesnake Fern (B. virginianum)

Sparse-lobed Grape Fern (B. biternatum)

Winter Grape Fern (B. lumarioides)

Cuplet Family (Dennstaedtiaceae)

Eastern Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum)

False Tailed Bracken (P.a. var. pseudocaudatum)

Brake Family (Pteridaceae)

Chinese Ladder Brake (Pteris vittata Linnaeus)

Cretan Brake (P. cretica Linnaeus)

Chain Fern Family (Blechnaceae)

Netted Chain Fern (Woodwardia areolata (L.) Moore)

Virginia Chain Fern (W. virginiana)

Cliff Fern Family (Woodsiaceae)

Blunt-lobbed Cliff Fern (Woodsia obtusa)

Mackay's Brittle Fern (Cystopteris tenuis)

Narrow-leafed Glade Fern (Athyrium pycnocarpum)

Sensitive Fern ( Omoclea sensibilis Linnaeus)

Southern Lady Fern ( Athyrium filix-femina subsp. asplenoides)

Climbing Fern Family (Schizaceae)

Japanese Twining Fern (Lygodium japonicum (Thunberg.) Swartz)

Filmy Fern Family (Hymenophyllaceae)

Dwarf Bristle Fern ( Trichomanes petersii A. Gray)

Maiden-Hair Family (Sinopteridaceae)

Hairy Lip Fern (Cheilanthes lanosa (Michx.) D.C. Eaton)

Northern Maiden-hair (Adiantum pedatum L.)

Purple Cliff-brake (Pellaea v. atropurpurea (L.) Link)

Southern Maiden-hair (Adiantum capillus-veneris Linnaeus)

Marsh Fern Family (Thelypteridaceae)

Hairy Maiden Fern (Thelypteris hispidula var. versicolor)

Broad beech Fern (Thelypteris hexagonoptera)

Downy Maiden Fern (Thelypteris dentata Forsk. (E.P. St. John))

Mariana Maiden Fern (Thelypteris torresiana (Gaud.) Alston))

Marsh Fern (Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens) (form 1)

Marsh Fern (Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens) (form 2)

New York Fern (Thelypteris nonaboracensis (L.) Nieuwl.)

Widespread Maiden Fern (Thelypteris kunthii (Desv.) C.V. Morton)

Polypody Family (Polypodiaceae)

Resurrection Fern (Polypodium polypodioides Watt)

Mosquitto Fern Family (Azollaceae)

Eastern Mosquito Fern (Azolla caroliniana)

Royal Fern Family (Osmundaceae)

Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda cinnamomea)

Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis)

Spleenwort Family (Aspleniaceae)

Black-stemmed Spleenwort (Asplenium resiliens)

Rick-rack Fern (Asplenium platyneuron)

Walking Fern (Asplenim rhizophyllum)

Wood Fern Family (Dryopteridaceae)

Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)

Log Fern (Dryopteris celsa)


Copyright 2001, by Gwen Kirtley Perkins

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In memory of Rev. Edwin Lankford Kirtley and Dr. Carroll J. Perkins

To Tom, Kathy, Susan, Jim, Ann, Sam, Mary, Grady, John, Debra, Jim, Melinda, Kari, Kitt, David, Erica, Brian, Christie, Keith, Brad,
Janice, Jill, Edward, Kelly, Joe, Jamie, Amanda, Allen, Kirtley, Bonnie, Geoff, Jaime, Danielle, Drew, Lydia, Tobias, Lilly, Elliana, and
all future family members For Dr. Sydney McDaniel

 


This page was created by Lyndsey McDaniel

November 2001