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Deparia acrostichoides (Silver false spleenwort)
Cressler, Alan

Deparia acrostichoides

Deparia acrostichoides (Sw.) M. Kato

Silver False Spleenwort, Silvery Spleenwort, Silvery Glade Fern

Dryopteridaceae (Wood Fern Family)

Synonym(s): Athyrium thelypterioides, Diplazium acrostichoides

USDA Symbol: DEAC4

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Oblong
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Leaf Margin: Pinnatifid
Leaf Apex: Acuminate
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , ON , PE
Native Habitat: Damp woods, often on slopes

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)

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 on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-07-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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