spleenwort


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Related to spleenwort: Christmas fern, Asplenium platyneuron

spleenwort

any of various ferns of the genus Asplenium, esp A. trichomanes, that often grows on walls, having linear or oblong sori on the undersurface of the fronds
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The tiny Maidenhair Spleenwort, Asplenium trichomanes, not a lover of acidic soils, is an ideal candidate for dry stone walls, crevices and rocky places in the shade.
In the rocky soil of the forest, I found several species of spleenwort.
Endangered plant species like the mountain spleenwort, clustered sedge, and broom crowberry call the Shawangunks home.
Some ferns are really tiny with delicate fronds, like the maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris) and the maidenhair spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes).
But it is a piece of the puzzle, like the kangaroo rat or the blackstem spleenwort.
Talk of wild onions, meadow foxtail, scarlet pimpernel, wood anemone and maidenhair spleenwort may not sway the suits who will ultimately decide the site's fate.
This fern was originally described by Andre Michaux in 1803 as a spleenwort because of its linear son.
Names of plants and ferns flow off his tongue with ease: Columbine, bloodroot, Dutchman's breeches, hepatica, rue anemone, nodding trillium, maidenhair spleenwort and rattlesnake fern.
Ferns are ideal and the graceful little asplenium ferns like wall rue (A ruta-muraria), the lovely maidenhair spleenwort (A trichomanes) and the hart's tongue fern (A scolopendrium) are perfect.