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Plant discussion => General plant discussion => Topic started by: Don Newton on September 17, 2011, 02:05:26 PM



Title: A little favor, please.
Post by: Don Newton on September 17, 2011, 02:05:26 PM
I found this unusual plant at Jones Bridge Park, Fulton County side, right bank, riparian, of the Chattahoochee River.  Thanks in advance for any help.

(http://www.myfishingpictures.com/data/500/medium/20110914_28_531x800_.jpg)

(http://www.myfishingpictures.com/data/500/medium/20110914_94_456x640_.jpg)

(http://www.myfishingpictures.com/data/500/medium/20110914_97_640x457_.jpg)



Title: Think I got it ...
Post by: Don Newton on September 18, 2011, 05:38:13 PM
Sceptridium (= Botrychium) oneidense.

http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1785 (http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1785)

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/rsg/profile.html?action=elementDetail&selectedElement=PPOPH010C0 (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/rsg/profile.html?action=elementDetail&selectedElement=PPOPH010C0)

Note the distribution.    :o


Title: Re: A little favor, please.
Post by: Rich on September 20, 2011, 09:24:49 PM
Definitley correct genus, but probably either S. biternatum (southern grape fern) or S. dissectum (cut-leaf grape fern).  Hard to be positive from the photo.

Rich


Title: Re: A little favor, please.
Post by: Don Newton on September 23, 2011, 01:05:39 PM
I now believe you are correct, Rich - have to, as I am no where close to being a botanist.  The range of B. oneidense does not extend down here, though the Chattahoochee Zone would be a good highway for it.  Allyson Read, biologist, CRNRA, suggests B. biternatum, too.  She reinforced my suspicion that plant collecting in the Park is a major no-no.

Appreciate your in-put and knowledge.


Title: Re: A little favor, please.
Post by: mikepaddler on October 09, 2011, 01:19:42 PM
Nice photos!