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Asplenium trichomanes L.
USDA Symbol: ASTR2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , HI , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , 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 USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N),
HI (NI?), CAN(N),
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
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, PA
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff