Delaware Wildflowers • Scientific names

Deparia acrostichoides (Sw.) M. Kato
(Athyrium thelypterioides)
Silvery False Spleenwort
Woodsiaceae — Lady fern family
Native
Deparia acrostichoides
Deparia acrostichoides
Sterile frond

Deparia acrostichoides
Fertile frond

Deparia acrostichoides
Underside of three fertile pinnae
White Clay Creek State Park -- Thompson Station Road
September 2011
Deparia acrostichoides
Two pinna segments, eight sori on each.

Deparia acrostichoides
A single sorus, about 1.5mm long. The cluster of sprangia is partly covered by the indusium.

September 2011
Deparia acrostichoides
Sterile frond
Middle Run Valley Natural Area
May 2012
Deparia acrostichoides
Fertile frond lit from behind, showing shadows of the sori.
Middle Run Valley Natural Area
September 2014
Deparia acrostichoides
Flint Woods
April 2017

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