Sitobolium punctilobulum (Michaux) Desvaux

Locations ofSitobolium punctilobulum (Michaux) Desvaux in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Sitobolium punctilobulum (Michaux) Desvaux
Common Name
Hay-scented Fern
Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Michx.) T. Moore
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Michx.) T. Moore
Long known as Dennstaedtia punctilobula. However, recent phylogenetic studies show that Dennstaedtia as traditionally interpreted is polyphyletic; our temperate, eastern North American species is related to Asian, temperate species, and should be placed in the genus Sitobolium. See Triana-Moreno et al. (2023) in Taxon 72(1): 20-46.
Mesic to dry forests and woodlands, rock outcrops, pastures, clearings, and road banks. Common in the mountains; frequent in the Piedmont; infrequent but widespread in the Coastal Plain; most abundant in the mountains at middle to higher elevations, particularly in northern red oak forests.
Native Status

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