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

Word History


partial translation of New Latin Woodsia alpina

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alpine woodsia was in 1848

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“Alpine woodsia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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