Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2364

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare, endemic to the Southern & Central Appalachians

Look for it on cliffs of sandstone, shale, granite, granitic gneiss, and hornblende gneiss, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Bipinnate to bipinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves clustered from a rhizome covered by 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 appalachiana   FAMILY Woodsiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Woodsia appalachiana   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-02-002:
Woodsia scopulina   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Woodsia scopulina ssp. appalachiana

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Woodsia, Appalachian Cliff Fern, Mountain Woodsia