OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Asplenium trichomanes   FAMILY Aspleniaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America

Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas (Diggs & Lipscomb, 2014)

Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 013-01-004:

Asplenium trichomanes   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Ferns of the Southeastern States (Small, 1938)

Asplenium trichomanes

 

COMMON NAME:
Maidenhair Spleenwort


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JK Marlow    jkm150424_774

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Asplenium trichomanes, Maidenhair Spleenwort

JK Marlow    jkm150424_776

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Blade 3-15cm long and about 1cm wide, tapering slightly at both ends, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia (Snyder & Bruce, 1986).

image of Asplenium trichomanes, Maidenhair Spleenwort

JK Marlow    jkm150424_777

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Old leaf rachises often with persistent projections left from the disarticulation of the pinnae, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Asplenium trichomanes, Maidenhair Spleenwort

JK Marlow    jkm180427_1526

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Asplenium trichomanes, Maidenhair Spleenwort

JK Marlow    jkm180427_1533

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Asplenium trichomanes, Maidenhair Spleenwort

JK Marlow    jkm180427_1555

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Asplenium trichomanes, Maidenhair Spleenwort

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_atrichomanes_0235

June        

image of Asplenium trichomanes, Maidenhair Spleenwort

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_atrichomanes_0239

June        

Rachis dark purple-brown, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia (Snyder & Bruce, 1986).

image of Asplenium trichomanes, Maidenhair Spleenwort

Tim Spira    tps_atrichomanes_spray

June        

Pinnae ~ 1/4" long, rounded or slightly oval, opposite and slightly stalked, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Asplenium trichomanes, Maidenhair Spleenwort

JK Marlow    jkm160702_198

July    Jackson County    NC

image of Asplenium trichomanes, Maidenhair Spleenwort

JK Marlow    jkm160702_199

July    Jackson County    NC

Sori elongate along veins; indusia attached along one side of the sori, per The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas (Diggs & Lipscomb, 2014).

image of Asplenium trichomanes, Maidenhair Spleenwort

JK Marlow    jkm190913_1406

September    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Asplenium trichomanes, Maidenhair Spleenwort

JK Marlow    jkm190913_1407

September    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Asplenium trichomanes   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas (Diggs & Lipscomb, 2014)
Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 013-01-004:
Asplenium trichomanes   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Ferns of the Southeastern States (Small, 1938)
Asplenium trichomanes

 

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147

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Habitat: Moist outcrops of slightly to strongly calcareous sedimentary or metamorphic rocks and moderately to strongly mafic metamorphic and igneous rocks, such as limestone, dolostone, mafic and intermediate gneisses and schists, amphibolite, most typically in strong shade, as under overhangs, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Mountains of GA & NC, uncommon in Piedmont of GA & NC, rare in SC

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Pinnate
Leaves clustered on a short, creeping to erect rhizome

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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