Asplenium rhizophyllum

An intriguing fern that roots from the elongated frond tip to "walk" along a surface.  Usually found on calcareous rocks & cliffs in shade and easily overlooked.

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August 2016

Mentioned in Solidago

Plant Information

Common Name(s): 
walking fern
Type: 
Native
Ferns & Fern Allies
Status: 
exploitably vulnerable - protected
Moisture: 
Dry
Moist
Light: 
Part Shade
Shade
Soil: 
Rocky/Stony

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