Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1676

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it on rock outcrops of various sorts, moist talus, terrestrial near rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

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

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-02-003:
Woodsia obtusa   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Woodsia obtusa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Woodsia obtusa ssp. obtusa

 

COMMON NAME:
Blunt-lobed Cliff Fern, Common Woodsia