- Asplenium platyneuron
- Azolla caroliniensis
- Ceratopteris pteridoides
- Equisetum hyemale
- Lygodium japonicum
- Pleopeltis polypodioides
- Polystichum acrostichoides
- Salvinia minima
- Thelypteris palustris
- Thelypteris dentata
And some photos of the ferns and folks that day:
|Fay-Wei Li and Mike Barker with Ceratopteris pteridoides|
The following photos are of Lygodium japonicum... a terribly invasive fern in parts of the southeastern U.S., but I have to admit that I have always found it awesome looking. There are relatively few true vining ferns, and the Lygodium species are among them. They have dimorphic leaves, with the fertile and sterile pinnae looking decidedly different (lower photo). There is also a native species, Lygodium palmatum, which I've seen in South Carolina.
And always a great find - a gametophyte and baby sporophyte! ID unknown, even by the experts with us.
|Tiny sporophyte emerging from remains of a gametophyte|