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Asplenium ruta-muraria var. cryptolepis

Asplenium ruta-muraria L. var. cryptolepis (Fernald) Wherry

American Wall Rue, Wallrue

Aspleniaceae (Spleenwort family)

Synonym(s): Asplenium cryptolepis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Fronds up to about 6 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating plant.


USA: AL , AR , CT , GA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , MI , MO , NC , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , TN , VA , VT , WV
Canada: NB , ON , QC
Native Habitat: Limestone, or calcareous shale, cliffs and boulders.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 34 - Go Botany (2019) Native Plant Trust
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Asplenium ruta-muraria var. cryptolepis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asplenium ruta-muraria var. cryptolepis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Asplenium ruta-muraria var. cryptolepis


Record Modified: 2020-10-27
Research By: CBR

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