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Woodsia ilvensis (L.) R. Br.
Rusty cliff fern, Rusty woodsia
USDA Symbol: WOIL
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Small, 2-6 in. fronds are dark green above and densely covered below with rusty-brown chaff. Twice-pinnate pinnae.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Reproduces by spores.
AK , CT , IA , IL , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: NB
, NS Native Distribution:
Arctic region, s. to New England, PA, upland NC, MI, n. IL, n. IA, Alt. & B.C. Native Habitat:
Dry, exposed, rocky slopes & ledges. Always in contact with rocks. USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Rocky, moderately acid soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff