OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Woodsia appalachiana   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Woodsia scopulina ssp. appalachiana

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 011-02-002:
Woodsia scopulina   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

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

 

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


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmwappalachiana_ab2

May    Alleghaney County    NC

It has distinctly toothed pinna margins and many flat whitish hairs, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Woodsia appalachiana, Appalachian Woodsia, Appalachian Cliff Fern, Mountain Woodsia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmwappalachiana_ab3

May    Alleghaney County    NC

image of Woodsia appalachiana, Appalachian Woodsia, Appalachian Cliff Fern, Mountain Woodsia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmwappalachiana_ab2002

Month Unknown    Alleghaney County    NC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmwappalachiana_ab20021

Month Unknown    Alleghaney County    NC

Blade oblong to linear, acuminate at apex and narrowed at base, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Woodsia appalachiana   FAMILY Woodsiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Woodsia appalachiana   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Woodsia scopulina ssp. appalachiana

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 011-02-002:
Woodsia scopulina   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

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

 

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2364

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: On cliffs of sandstone, shale, granite, granitic gneiss, and hornblende gneiss, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
2-pinnate to 2-pinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves clustered from a rhizome covered by old petiole bases of various lengths

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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