Delaware Wildflowers • Common names

Silvery False Spleenwort
Deparia acrostichoides
Woodsiaceae — Lady fern family
Native
Silvery False Spleenwort
Silvery False Spleenwort
Sterile frond

Silvery False Spleenwort
Fertile frond

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

Silvery False Spleenwort
A single sorus, about 1.5mm long. The cluster of sprangia is partly covered by the indusium.

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

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