Woodsia is a multirow a description and a photo where the status of a population grows

Woodsia is multirow (lat. Woodsia Polystichoides) a type of fern of the Woodsiev family. His homeland is most of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Russia.

Woodsia Polystichoides a sweet and charming fern appears one of the first, at the end of winter early spring. Tiny pale green twigs bloom, resisting the frost and cold of the season, gradually revealing long and narrow, arched branches. After full development, the fern is very similar to the miniature version of the fern Polystichum Munitum.


This type of fern grows best in wet, welldrained or sandy soil. He rises early, often starting from the end of February, and the new shoots are strong and are not damaged by cold weather.

When growing Woodsia at home, regular watering is necessary. Unlike many ferns, this species prefers almost complete sun, is tolerant of a light or open shadow. Keep Woodsia Polystichoides away from hot places to avoid burns at the end of summer. This plant has no serious pests. Typically, Woodsia is multiplied by multirowing by sowing a dispute, but larger plants can also be divided.


Woodsia Polystichoides grows up to 30 cm in height. Erect rhizomes with brown lanceolate scales about 4 mm long. The branches are grouped, narrowbalance, the widest around the middle. Blades 10-23 cm long and 1.5-3 cm wide on straw or brown color, 4-12 cm long leg with linear scales and long hairs. Cirrus branches. They have from 16 to 30 alternating pairs of leaflets, from 8 to 20 mm long and a width of 4 to 7 mm, aggravated, ovoid, pointed at the ends with whole or wavy edges. Leaflets have an asymmetric base, and basal leaves are reduced at the base of the stem. The upper side is mostly smooth, and the lower side has linear scales and long hairs.

Where it grows

Woodsia multirow is found under rocks at an altitude of 200 to 2700 m. It grows in the southwestern, central, eastern, north and north-west China, as well as in Japan, on the Korean peninsula and in Eurasia. Its distribution is circumpolar. The most common in Scandinavia, in the Urals and Altai and the east of the United States. It is also found in various European places, including the Alps.

In the garden, the fern grows well both on the solar part of the rockeries and in the shade, provided that the soil is slightly wet and well drained.


This northern species has a very limited number of suitable habitats on the rocks. Currently known populations live mainly on lands in state property or performing environmental functions, but some of them are on private lands. However, even if these areas are protected from development, there is a fear for this type, since the populations are small and focused on a limited geographical territory. Currently, the plant belongs to rare, and the state of local populations has the status of “threatened”, due to flooding and destruction of ordinary habitats.

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