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Trichomanes petersii (Dwarf bristle fern)
Cressler, Alan

Trichomanes petersii

Trichomanes petersii A. Gray

Dwarf Bristle Fern, Peters' Bristle Fern

Hymenophyllaceae (Filmy Fern Family)

Synonym(s): Didymoglossum petersii

USDA Symbol: TRPE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating plant.


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TN

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Trichomanes petersii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Trichomanes petersii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Trichomanes petersii


Record Modified: 2015-03-31
Research By: JAM

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