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Plummer'S Cliff Fern

(Woodsia plummerae)

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Description

Woodsia obtusa, the bluntlobe cliff fern, is a common rock fern of Appalachia and eastern North America. It prefers a calcareous substrate, but also grows in neutral soils. It may grow on rock faces or in scree. This fern is often confused with various ferns of the genus Cystopteris but is distinguished by its hairy nature.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order:Polypodiales
Family:Woodsiaceae
Genus:Woodsia
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