A small tufted fern that grows among rocks in mountains in temperate and cool regions.
- Genus Woodsia, family Woodsiaceae
- In dry weather, rusty woodsia fronds dry out and curl up, but they can turn green again after a rain.
- Northern woodsia occurs on rock cliffs, crevices, talus, and rocky, boreal woods in sun to partial shade.
- I have some rusty woodsias and I swear they look just like another fern.
Modern Latin, named after Joseph Woods (1776–1864), English architect and botanist.
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