Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.
Search native plant database:
Asplenium trichomanes L.
USDA Symbol: ASTR2
Dainty, narrow, 2-10 in. evergreen fronds are all alike and spring in rosettes of from 10 to more than 100. The stems are dark brown and the pinnae are opposite and notched on their upper edges.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.
, WY Canada: BC
, ON Native Distribution:
Que. to s.e. Man., locally s. to VA,
uplands of GA
& AL, OK
& TX; also s. Alt. & B.C., interruptedly s. to CO, AZ
& CA Native Habitat:
Woodland, Rocky Bluff
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist humus among limestone rocks.
Conditions Comments: Requires little special care, although it may benefit by protection from winter and early spring winds.
PropagationDescription: Propagation is by rootstock division.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Johnstown, PAMt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff