Woodsiaceae - cliff fern family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 10 April 2017)

Woodsiaceae - cliff fern family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 5 species in 5 genera. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Athyrium (1 species)
      Athyrium angustum - narrow lady fern (occasional1)
   Cystopteris (1 species)
      Cystopteris fragilis - fragile fern (rare)
   Deparia (1 species)
      Deparia acrostichoides - silvery false spleenwort (rare)
   Gymnocarpum (1 species)
      Gymnocarpium dryopteris - northern oak fern (occasional)
   Woodsia (1 species)
      Woodsia ilvensis - rusty cliff fern (uncommon)

Athyrium (lady fern)
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Athyrium angustum (narrow lady fern) - [information to be added]
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Cystopteris (fragile fern)
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Cystopteris fragilis (fragile fern) - [information to be added]

Deparia (false spleenwort)
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Deparia acrostichoides (silvery false spleenwort) - [information to be added]

Gymnocarpium (oak fern)
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Gymnocarpium dryopteris (northern oak fern) - [information to be added]

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Woodsia (cliff fern)
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Woodsia ilvensis (rusty cliff fern) - [information to be added]

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   1Frequency designations are from the book The Plants of Acadia National Park by Glen H. Mittelhauser, Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber (2010, University of Maine Press, ISBN 978-0-89101-120-0).