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Woodsia appalachiana (Appalachian cliff fern)
Cressler, Alan

Woodsia appalachiana

Woodsia appalachiana T.M.C. Taylor

Appalachian Cliff Fern

Dryopteridaceae (Wood Fern Family)

Synonym(s): Woodsia scopulina ssp. appalachiana, Woodsia scopulina var. appalachiana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Fern
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating plant.


USA: AR , KY , NC , OK , TN , VA , WV

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Woodsia appalachiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Woodsia appalachiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Woodsia appalachiana


Record Modified: 2015-07-15
Research By: SET

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