Ferns and Fern Allies of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Dryopteridaceae
Woodsia ilvensis (Rusty Woodsia)
Leaf length2 - 10 inches
Leaf clusteringclustered
Leaf persistencedeciduous
Shape of spore-producing arearound/kidney shaped
Location of spore-producing areaunderside of leaf
Leaf typecompound
Divisions of leaf bladetwo
Habitatrock outcrops
DescriptionA small fern that forms an irregular rosette, The leaves are green on the upper surface but have silvery scales and hairs that turn rusty brown on the lower surface.
Habit photoKBS