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Asplenium septentrionale (L.) Hoffm.
Forked Spleenwort, Grassfern
USDA Symbol: ASSE
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb
, Fern Leaf Complexity: Simple
, Pinnate Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous Leaf Apex: Acute Leaf Texture:
Leaves are sometimes simple,
but more often divided into two (occasionally four) pinnae
near the leaf tip. Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
, WY Native Distribution:
Most of southwestern US and Baja California and disjunct populations in West Virginia. Also native
to Europe and Asia. A diploid subspecies, A. s.
to Asia. The North American subspecies, A. s.
is a tetraploid and is circumboreal. Native Habitat:
Cliffs, ledges, rocks and rock crevices on a variety of substrates.
Webref 3 - Flora of North America
(2008) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Record Last Modified: 2012-09-17
Research By: JAM