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Checklist of Tennessee Vascular Plants

Pteridophytes


Aspleniaceae

• Asplenium bradleyi D.C. Eaton - Bradley's spleewort
• Asplenium montanum Willd. - mountain spleenwort
• Asplenium pinnatifidum Nutt. - lobed spleenwort
• Asplenium platyneuron (L.) B.S.P. - ebony spleenwort
• Asplenium resiliens Kunze - blackstem spleenwort
• Asplenium rhizophyllum L. - walking fern
• Asplenium ruta-muraria L. - wallrue
• Asplenium scolopendrium L. var. americanum (Fernald) Kartesz & Gandhi - Hart's tongue fern
• Asplenium trichomanes L. - maidenhair spleenwort

Azollaceae

• Azolla caroliniana Willd - Carolina mosquito fern

Blechnaceae

• Woodwardia areolata (L.) T. Moore - netted chain fern
• Woodwardia virginica (L.) Sm. - Virginia chain fern

Dennstaedtiaceae

• Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Michx.) T. Moore - eastern hayscented fern
• Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn - western bracken fern

Dryopteridaceae

• Cyrtomium fortunei J. Sm. - Asian netvein hollyfern
• Dryopteris campyloptera Clarkson - mountain wood fern
• Dryopteris carthusiana (Vill.) H.P. Fuchs - spinulose wood fern
• Dryopteris celsa (Wm. Palmer) Knowlt., Palmer & Pollard ex Small - log fern
• Dryopteris cristata (L.) Gray - crested wood fern
• Dryopteris goldiana (Hook. ex Goldie.) Gray - Goldie's wood fern
• Dryopteris intermedia (Muhl. ex Willd.) Gray - intermediate wood fern
• Dryopteris marginalis (L.) Gray - marginal wood fern
• Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott - holly fern

Equisetaceae

• Equisetum arvense L. - field horsetail
• Equisetum hyemale L. ssp. affine (Engelm.) Calder & R.L. Taylor - scouringrush horsetail

Hymenophyllaceae

• Hymenophyllum tayloriae Farrar & Raine - Taylor's filmy fern
• Trichomanes boschianum Sturm - Appalachian filmy fern
• Trichomanes intricatum Farrar - weft fern
• Trichomanes petersii A. Gray - filmy fern, dwarf bristle fern

Isoetaceae

• Isoetes appalachiana D.F. Brunton & D.M. Britton - Appalachian quillwort
• Isoetes butleri Engelm. - limestone quillwort
• Isoetes engelmannii A. Braun - Engelmann's Quillwort
• Isoetes melanopoda J. Gay & Durieu ex Durieu - blackfoot quillwort
• Isoetes tennesseensis N. Luebke & J.M. Budke - Hiwassee quillwort
• Isoetes valida (Engelm.) Clute - strong quillwort

Lycopodiaceae

• Dendrolycopodium dendroideum (Michx.) A. Haines - tree clubmoss
• Dendrolycopodium hickeyi (W.H. Wagner, Beitel & R.C. Moran) A. Haines - Hickey's Clubmoss
• Dendrolycopodium obscurum (L.) A. Haines - flat-branched clubmoss
• Diphasiastrum digitatum (Dill. ex A. Braun) Holub - southern running-pine
• Diphasiastrum tristachyum (Pursh) Holub - blue ground-cedar
• Huperzia appressa (Desv.) A. & D. Löve - Appalachian clubmoss
• Huperzia lucidula (Michx.) Trevis. - shining clubmoss
• Huperzia porophila (F.E.Lloyd & Underw.) Holub - rock clubmoss
• Lycopodiella alopecuroides L.) Cranfill - foxtail bog clubmoss
• Lycopodiella appressa (Chapman) Cranfill - southern bog clubmoss
• Lycopodium clavatum L. - running clubmoss
• Spinulum annotinum (L.) A. Haines - stiff clubmoss

Lygodiaceae

• Lygodium japonicum (Thunb.) Sw. - Japanese climbing fern
• Lygodium palmatum (Bernh.) Sw. - American climbing fern

Marsileaceae

• Marsilea minuta L. - dwarf waterclover
• Marsilea mutica Mett. - nardoo
• Pilularia americana A. Braun - American pillwort

Onocleaceae

• Onoclea sensibilis L. - sensitive fern

Ophioglossaceae

• Botrychium jenmanii Underwood - Dixie grapefern
• Botrychium matricariifolium (A. Braun ex Dowell) A. Braun ex W.D.J. Koch - daisyleaf moonwort
• Botrychium simplex E. Hitchc. - little grapefern
• Botrypus virginianus (L.) Holub - rattlesnake fern
• Ophioglossum crotalophoroides Walt. - bulbous adder's-tongue
• Ophioglossum engelmannii Prantl - limestone adder's-tongue
• Ophioglossum pycnostichum (Fern.) A. & D. Löve - southern adder's-tongue
• Sceptridium biternatum (Sav.) Lyon - sparselobe grapefern
• Sceptridium dissectum (Spreng.) Lyon - dissected grapefern
• Sceptridium jenmanii (Under.) Lyon - Alabama grapefern
• Sceptridium oneidense (Gilbert) Holub - blunt-lobed grapefern

Osmundaceae

• Osmunda claytoniana L. - interrupted fern
• Osmunda regalis L. var. spectabilis (Willd.) Gray - royal fern
• Osmundastrum cinnamomeum (L.) C. Presl - cinnamon fern

Polypodiaceae

• Pleopeltis polypodioides var. michauxiana - resurrection fern
• Polypodium appalachianum Haufler & Windham - Appalachian polypody
• Polypodium virginianum L. - rock polypody

Pteridaceae

• Adiantum capillus-veneris L. - southern maidenhair
• Adiantum pedatum L. - northern maidenhair
• Cheilanthes alabamensis (Buckl.) Kunze - Alabama lip fern
• Cheilanthes lanosa (Michx.) D.C. Eaton - hairy lip fern
• Cheilanthes tomentosa Link - woolly lip fern
• Pellaea atropurpurea (L.) Link - purple cliffbrake
• Pellaea glabella Mett. ex Kuhn - smooth cliffbrake
• Vittaria appalachiana Farrar & Mickel -

Salviniaceae

• Salvinia minima Baker - water spangles

Selaginellaceae

• Selaginella apoda (L.) Spring - meadow spike-moss
• Selaginella rupestris (L.) Spring - rock spike-moss

Thelypteridaceae

• Macrothelypteris torresiana (Gaud.) Ching - sword fern
• Phegopteris connectilis (Michx.) Watt - long beech fern
• Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée - broad beech fern
• Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. - New York fern
• Thelypteris palustris Schott var. pubescens (Lawson) Fern. -
• Thelypteris simulata (Davenport) Nieuwl - bog fern, maiden fern

Woodsiaceae

• Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Mert. ssp. angustum (Willd.) Lawson - northern lady fern
• Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. asplenioides (Michx.) Farw. - southern lady fern
• Cystopteris bulbifera (L.) Bernh. - bulblet bladder fern
• Cystopteris protrusa (Weath.) Blasdell - lowland or southern bladder fern
• Cystopteris tennesseensis Shaver - Tennessee bladder fern
• Cystopteris tenuis (Michx.) Desv. - brittle bladder fern
• Deparia acrostichoides (Sw.) M. Kato - silver glade fern
• Diplazium pycnocarpon (Spreng.) M. Broun - narrowleaf glade fern
• Woodsia appalachiana T.M.C. Taylor - Appalachian cliff fern
• Woodsia obtusa (Spreng.) Torr. - bluntlobe cliff fern


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