June - September
3.0 - 6.0
An invasive vine-like climbing fern with pinnate leaves from thin hairy rhizomes.
It has become common in disturbed areas throughout the state.
Found in sandy, damp soils of forests, streams and rivers, and along roadside ditches throughout Louisiana and several counties in the southeast corner of Texas. A native of Asia and the Australian tropics, but escaped and well-established at several localities from Florida to North Carolina, west to Louisiana and Texas (Correll and Johnston 1979).
Moist woods and edges of ditches, streams, rivers.