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Thelypteris palustris Schott var. pubescens
(Lawson) Fernald
Marsh fern

Thelypteris palustris
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat on Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park, Miami-Dade County

Family: Thelypteridaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Bermuda, eastern and central North America and Cuba.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens has been found in the following 29 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Doris Davis Forman Wilderness Preserve Natural Area Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Holey Land Wildlife Management Area Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee River-Lake Worth Creek Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Native
Pond Apple Slough Natural Area Present Native
Pond Cypress Natural Area Present Native
Riverbend Park Present Native
Scrub Oak Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native
Tall Cypress Natural Area Present Native
Tree Tops Park Present Native

Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens has been found in the following 12 habitats :
Basin Marsh
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Wetland
Dome Swamp
Floodplain Forest
Floodplain Swamp
Hydric Hammock
Marl Prairie
Mesic Flatwoods
Strand Swamp
Wet Flatwoods
Wet Prairie

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Thelypteris palustris
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat on Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park, Miami-Dade County
Thelypteris palustris
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
In habitat in Saratoga County, New York
Thelypteris palustris
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat on Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park, Miami-Dade County