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Asplenium rhizophyllum

Common Name(s):
Walking fern
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

Prefers moist, shady and limestone rocks; frond tip will root if the rocks are wet and mossy; prolonged drought is detrimental; often damaged by slugs and snails

Height:
2-8 in.
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Evergreen
Fronds:
Simple, arching, lance-shaped, slightly leathery fronds radiate from base; heart-shaped or rounded base; long, tapering tip; scattered sori; young plants grow flat to ground
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 176

Asplenium rhizophyllum Asplenium rhizophyllum
Benet2006, CC BY - 2.0
Asplenium rhizophyllum Asplenium rhizophyllum
Anita Gould, CC BY-NC-2.0