Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Japanese Painted Fern - Anisocampium niponicum   (Mettenius) Y.C. Liu, W.L. Chiou, & M. Kato
Members of Athyriaceae:
Only member of Anisocampium in NC.
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Author(Mettenius) Y.C. Liu, W.L. Chiou, & M. Kato
DistributionRecently reported from the Piedmont, in Weakley (2022). However, a check of SERNEC collections turn up none, in a June 2022 search.

Native to Japan.
AbundanceRecent report(s) from the Piedmont; extremely rare as an escape.
HabitatProbably a suburban setting.
IdentificationThis exotic fern has fronds that are variegated, silvery-gray and gray-green in color.
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