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Woodsia obtusa ssp. obtusa

Woodsia obtusa (Spreng.) Torr. ssp. obtusa

Blunt-lobed Cliff Fern, Bluntlobe Cliff Fern

Dryopteridaceae (Wood Fern family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Fronds up to about 2 feet long.


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC
Native Habitat: Cliffs and rocky slopes, on a variety of substrates including both granite and limestone.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-10-30
Research By: CBR

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