Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in moist to dry soils of forests, woodlands, old fields, also on outcrops, esp of calcareous rocks, & in masonry crevices, at low to moderate elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Sterile leaves evergreen/ fertile leaves deciduous
Pinnate
Leaves clustered on a short-creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asplenium platyneuron   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asplenium platyneuron +   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 013-01-003:
Asplenium platyneuron   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Ebony Spleenwort


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picture of Asplenium platyneuron, image of Asplenium platyneuron

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_aplatyneuron_7982

April        

picture of Asplenium platyneuron, image of Asplenium platyneuron

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_aplatyneuron_8842

April        

picture of Asplenium platyneuron, image of Asplenium platyneuron

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_aplatyneuron_8844

April        

A row of sori on each side of pinna midvein, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

picture of Asplenium platyneuron, image of Asplenium platyneuron

JK Marlow    jkm100427_027

April    Greenville County    SC

picture of Asplenium platyneuron, image of Asplenium platyneuron

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_asplenium_platyneuron

April        

picture of Asplenium platyneuron, image of Asplenium platyneuron

Gill Newberry    gn05_ebonyspleenwort_sori

May        

picture of Asplenium platyneuron, image of Asplenium platyneuron

JK Marlow    jkm0505a_36

May    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Its rigid grace suggests a combination of delicacy and endurance, per How to Know the Ferns by Frances Theodora Parsons, 1899.

picture of Asplenium platyneuron, image of Asplenium platyneuron

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_platyneuron_3

May        

picture of Asplenium platyneuron, image of Asplenium platyneuron

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_aplatyneuron_0261

June        

Pinnae alternate, with superior auricles; sessile, bases overlapping rachis, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

picture of Asplenium platyneuron, image of Asplenium platyneuron

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_aplatyneuron_0266

June        

Indusia laterally attached, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

picture of Asplenium platyneuron, image of Asplenium platyneuron

JK Marlow    jkm0506m_22

June    Union County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

picture of Asplenium platyneuron, image of Asplenium platyneuron

JK Marlow    jkm130708_392

July    Greenville County    SC

picture of Asplenium platyneuron, image of Asplenium platyneuron

JK Marlow    s071208_b

December    Greenville County    SC