alpine woodsia


Definition of alpine woodsia

: a slender fern (Woodsia alpina) of northern North America with shining chestnut-colored stipes, bipinnate fronds, and usually distinct marginal sori

called also flower-cup fern

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First Known Use of alpine woodsia

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alpine woodsia

partial translation of New Latin Woodsia alpina

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“Alpine woodsia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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