Wild Florida Photo - Tectaria heracleifolia

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Tectaria heracleifolia

BROAD HALBERD FERN

Florida native

Threatened Florida species
 

Found in mesic hammocks, often on limestone and in shaded grottoes in southernmost Florida plus Citrus and Hernando Counties. The range also includes Texas and Puerto Rico.

 
Tectaria heracleifolia is a member of the Dryopteridaceae - Wood Fern family.