Found crossing mowed path where it was motionless until I went away.
Infrequent; oaky slopes above wetland; soils with some calcareous influence, uncommon for this region. all observed plants with pale yellow flowers only.
Locally common; rich, moist slopes, black maple forest above RR tracks.
It's hard to pick one, but this is probably my favorite fern. Always a smile when I come across it.
Locally common; rich slope above RR tracks, achieving greatest abundance in light gaps. I noticed this population exhibited herbivory from some unknown insect (I suspect a species of lepidoptera, but I could find no caterpillars -- perhaps they hide in leaf duff during the day?).
I came too late. All of these were past peak bloom, and it was difficult to find plants with more than one flower. I had to get a little creative to find an interesting shot ...
Local, single population restricted to stream terrace, edge of mesic woods.