Woodwardia virginica (L.) Smith
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt Fern

Woodwardia virginica with Platanthera xbicolor A. A. Reznicek with Platanthera xbicolor

Sphagnum bogs, open acid swamp forests, sandy or peaty lakes shores in strongly acidic soils; best developed in full sun.

This is a distinctive and striking fern often forming large colonies, by long-creeping rhizomes, forming an edging to the open portions of bogs, with the leaves all facing towards the sunny mat. Sometimes separated as Anchistea virginica (L.) C. Presl.


Allegan County
Antrim County
Barry County
Bay County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Chippewa County
Clare County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
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Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Midland County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Osceola County
Ottawa County
Saginaw County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 3, 2022. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=562.