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Asplenium scolopendrium

Asplenium scolopendrium L.

Hart's Tongue Fern, Hart's Tonguefern, Hart's-tongue

Aspleniaceae (Spleenwort family)


USDA Symbol: ASSC11

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Fronds up to about 18 inches long.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , MD , MI , NJ , NY , TN
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: On calcareous rocks in sinkholes, at cave entrances, and on cool, moist talus, always in deep shade.

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

USDA: Find Asplenium scolopendrium in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asplenium scolopendrium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Asplenium scolopendrium


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

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