OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Woodsia obtusa ssp. obtusa   FAMILY Woodsiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Woodsia obtusa ssp. obtusa   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Woodsia obtusa ssp. obtusa

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 011-02-003:
Woodsia obtusa   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Woodsia obtusa

 

COMMON NAME:
Blunt-lobed Cliff Fern, Common Woodsia


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmwobtusa_home1

April    Anderson County    SC

Blade lanceolate, cut into widely spaced pinnae at right angles to rachis, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Woodsia obtusa ssp. obtusa   FAMILY Woodsiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Woodsia obtusa ssp. obtusa   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Woodsia obtusa ssp. obtusa

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 011-02-003:
Woodsia obtusa   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Woodsia obtusa

 

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1676

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: rock outcrops of various sorts, moist talus, terrestrial near rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Semi-evergreen
1-pinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves clustered from a rhizome with a few old petiole bases of various lengths

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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