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Ferns and fern allies of Soldiers Delight

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Ferns and fern allies of Soldiers Delight

The Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area, consists of about 1,900 acres (7.7 km2) of land in Baltimore County, Maryland, USA. [1] [2] [3]   Much of the area of the Soldiers Delight NEA contains a serpentine barren that contains a number of rare and endangered species of plants.[4] [5]


The following list of clubmosses, spikemosses, horsetails and ferns comes from the publications by [F] Fleming et al. 1995, [M] Monteferrante 1973, [R] Reed 1984, [We] Wennerstrom 1995, and the unpublished data by [Wo] Worthley 1955-1985.

Division Lycopodiophyta

Lycopodiaceae (Clubmoss Family)

  • Diphasiastrum digitatum (L.) Holub - Northern Running-pine, Flat-stemmed Clubmoss, Ground Cedar [We, Wo]
  • Diphasiastrum tristachyum (Pursh) Holub - Blue Clubmoss, Blue Ground-cedar [Wo]
  • Huperzia lucidula (Michx.) Trevisan - Shining Firmoss, Shining Clubmoss [Wo]
  • Lycopodium clavatum L. - Stag's-horn Clubmoss, Ground Pine [Wo]
  • Lycopodium obscurum L. - Groundpine, Tree Clubmoss [We, Wo]
  • Selaginellaceae (Spikemoss Family)

  • Selaginella apoda (L.) Spring - Meadow Spikemoss [M, R, Wo]
  • Division Equisetophyta

    Equisetaceae (Horsetail Family)

  • Equisetum arvense L. - Common Horsetail [R, Wo]
  • Equisetum hyemale L. - Scouring Rush, Rough Horsetail [Wo]
  • Equisetum sylvaticum L. - Wood Horsetail [R] {G5, Si, E}
  • Division Polypodiophyta

    Aspleniaceae (Spleenwort Family)

  • Asplenium platyneuron (L.) BSP. - Ebony spleenwort [M, R, Wo]
  • Dennstaediaceae (Bracken Family)

  • Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Michx.) T. Moore - Hay-scented Fern [M, R, We, Wo]
  • Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn - Bracken [R, Wo]
  • Dryopteridaceae (Wood Fern Family)

  • Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ex Mertens - Lady Fern [Wo]
  • Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Mertens var. asplenoides (Michx.) Farwell - Southern Lady Fern [M]
  • Cystopteris fragilis (L.) Bernhardi - Brittle Fern, Bladder Fern [Wo]
  • Deparia acrostichoides (Swartz) M. Kato - Silvery Spleenwort [Wo]
  • Dryopteris carthusiana (Villars) H.P. Fuchs - Spinulose Shield Fern, Narrow Buckler Fern [Wo]
  • Dryopteris cristata (L.) A. Gray - Crested Wood Fern, Crested Buckler Fern [Wo]
  • Dryopteris marginalis (L.) A. Gray - Marginal Shield Fern, Marginal Wood Fern [R, Wo]
  • Onoclea sensibilis L. - Sensitive Fern [Wo, We]
  • Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott - Christmas Fern [M, R, We, Wo]
  • Woodsia obtusa (Sprengel) Torrey - Blunt-lobed Woodsia [Wo]
  • Ophioglossaceae (Adder's-tongue Family)

  • Botrychium dissectum Sprengel - Dissected Grapefern [Wo]
  • Botrychium virginianum (L.) Swartz - Rattlesnake Fern [Wo]
  • Osmundaceae (Royal Fern Family)

  • Osmunda cinnamomea L. - Cinnamon Fern [M, Wo]
  • Osmunda claytoniana L. - Interrupted fern [R, Wo]
  • Osmunda regalis L. var. spectabilis (Willd.) A. Gray - Royal fern [Wo]
  • Polypodiaceae (Polypody Family)

  • Polypodium virginianum L. - Common Polypody [R, Wo]
  • Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern Family)

  • Adiantum pedatum L. - Northern Maidenhair Fern [Wo]
  • Thelypteridaceae (Marsh Fern Family)

  • Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée - Broad Beech Fern [R]
  • Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwland - New York Fern [Wo]
  • References

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