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Woodsia obtusa

Also called Blunt-lobed Woodsia, Large Woodsia, Common Woodsia


More About Woodsia obtusa

  • Feathery, dull green, mounding fronds
  • Leaflets are blunt-lobed
  • Leaflets have hairy undersides when young
  • Grows in rocks and crevices
  • Very shallow, black roots
  • Deciduous

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

30-50 cm

Spread:

25-40 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
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Cliff Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to moist, well-drained, rocky or sandy soil, in partial to full shade. Does not like standing water and grows well in limestone.


Woodsia obtusa Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing