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Asplenium rhizophyllum L.
USDA Symbol: ASRH2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The intriguing name of this plant arouses much curiosity and expectation in the uninititated who are often disappointed to find it does not follow them out of the woods! In reality, the walking fern needs at least a year to take one step. This is accomplished when the tip of the frond produces roots, often embeeded in a lush carpet of moss. (Ferns of Grey and Bruce Counties)
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.
AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: ON Native Habitat:
Rocky Bluff USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
- Hinton, WV
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff