Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Japanese Holly-fern - Cyrtomium falcatum   (L.) C. Presl
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Author(L.) C. Presl
DistributionSo far known only from Mecklenburg and Onslow counties. First discovered by G. Grant in 2002 in a ditch at a country club in Onslow Co.

Native of eastern Asia; in N.A. in southern CA and scattered in the southeastern states.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatRoadside ditch, mossy creek bank.
Phenology
IdentificationJapanese Holly-fern is easy to identify, due to its bright green, broadly oval, sharply taper-pointed pinnae. C. fortunei has 10-25 pairs of pinnae (vs. 4-10 pairs of pinnae in C. falcatum).
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