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Southern Woodfern (Dryopteris ludoviciana)

  • Southern Woodfern (Dryopteris Ludoviciana) http://www.sagebud.com/southern-woodfern-dryopteris-ludoviciana/
    Credit: Photo by and (c)2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) | Own Picture. | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL-1.2
  • Southern Woodfern (Dryopteris Ludoviciana) http://www.sagebud.com/southern-woodfern-dryopteris-ludoviciana/
    Credit: Photo by and (c)2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) | Own Picture. | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL-1.2
  • Southern Woodfern (Dryopteris Ludoviciana) http://www.sagebud.com/southern-woodfern-dryopteris-ludoviciana/
    Credit: Photo by and (c)2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) | Own Picture. | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL-1.2
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Dryopteris Ludoviciana, or more commonly know as Southern Woodfern, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Dryopteris. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Dryopteris Ludoviciana or Southern Woodfern's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.

  • Category: Fern
  • Genus: Dryopteris
  • Family: Dryopteridaceae
  • Order: Polypodiales
  • Class: Filicopsida
  • Division: Pteridophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: KY (H)
  • State T/E Common Name: KY (southern shield wood fern)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW FACW+
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(NI) 2(FACW) 6(FACW+)




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