Vascular Plants - Dryopteridaceae - Woodsia:
Page Author: Ben Legler
Woodsia scopulina
Leaf blades and petioles are covered with thin white hairs.
Image © 2003, Ben Legler
Habit: herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Distribution: Alaska to California, chiefly east of the Cascade summits in Washington and Oregon
Habitat: Rock crevices, ledges and talus slopes in the mountains, and in less arid parts of the lowlands.
Species Description:

General: Tufted perennial from a short scaly rhizome.
Leaves: All basal, 2-3 times pinnate, 8-35 cm long, covered with white hairs.
Spores: Grouped into small round sori on undersides of leaves; indusia with narrow lobed segments.

Distinguishing Characteristics: The hairy leaves and narrowly lobed indusia separate this species from W. oregana, which has glabrous leaves and indusia with hair-like segments, and Cystopteris fragilis, which has glabrous leaves and a hood-like indusia partially covering the sori.
Subspecies & Varieties:
Accepted Name:
Woodsia scopulina D.C. Eaton in part
Synonyms:
(none)

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Woodsia scopulina
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Woodsia scopulina specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Woodsia scopulina specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Woodsia scopulina treatment.

E-Flora BC: Woodsia scopulina atlas page.

CalPhotos: Woodsia scopulina images.

USDA Plants Database: Woodsia scopulina.
Additional photographs of Woodsia scopulina:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Ben Legler, 2003

Ben Legler, 2003

Ben Legler, 2003

Ed Alverson

Susan McDougall, 2014

Susan McDougall, 2014

Robert L. Carr, 2015

Robert L. Carr, 2015

Robert L. Carr, 2015

Robert L. Carr, 2015

Robert L. Carr, 2015

Robert L. Carr, 2015

Robert L. Carr, 2015

Robert L. Carr, 2015
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