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 on 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

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shade ...Moist

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 013-01-004:
Asplenium trichomanes   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Maidenhair Spleenwort


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picture of Asplenium trichomanes, image of Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes

JK Marlow    jkm150424_774

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Asplenium trichomanes, image of Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes

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.

picture of Asplenium trichomanes, image of Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes

JK Marlow    jkm150424_777

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Asplenium trichomanes, image of Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_atrichomanes_0235

June        

picture of Asplenium trichomanes, image of Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_atrichomanes_0239

June        

Rachis dark purple-brown, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

picture of Asplenium trichomanes, image of Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes

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.

picture of Asplenium trichomanes, image of Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes

JK Marlow    jkm160702_198

July    Jackson County    NC

picture of Asplenium trichomanes, image of Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes

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.