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Pellaea atropurpurea

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Purple-stem Cliffbrake

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionPteridophytaFerns
ClassFilicopsida“Leptosporangiate” (has to do with how their spores form) ferns—includes most ferns
OrderPolypodialesPolypod ferns
FamilyPteridaceaeFerns that grow on rocks (mostly)
GenusPellaeaFrom the Greek pellaios, “dark,” possibly alluding to the stalks of this fern which are generally dark
SpeciesatropurpureaDark purple

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Pellaea atropurpurea description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Pellaea atropurpurea (Purple-stem Cliffbrake)

5/17/2016 · Worcester Road Trails, Beaver Brook Conservation Area, Hollis, NH ID is uncertain

Pellaea atropurpurea (Purple-stem Cliffbrake)

5/17/2016 · Worcester Road Trails, Beaver Brook Conservation Area, Hollis, NH ID is uncertain

Pellaea atropurpurea (Purple-stem Cliffbrake)

5/17/2016 · Worcester Road Trails, Beaver Brook Conservation Area, Hollis, NH ID is uncertain

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