- Common Name(s):
- Glade fern, Narrow leaf spleenwort
Creeping rhizome; prefers continuous moisture and partial to full shade; fronds turn brown with dry soil; spreads rapidly. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
Synonyms: Athyrium pycnocarpon, Asplenium pycnocarpon
- 2-3 ft.
- Green, arching fronds in a circular cluster of 5 or 6; 20-40 pairs of not opposite, undivided lance-shaped pinnae; pinnae have smooth margins, sharp, pointed tips and are reduced at base; fertile fronds are narrower, more erect and have a longer stipe; rachis is pale green and slightly hairy beneath; long sori, slightly curved run from midvein almost to margin; new fronds produced during summer
NCCES plant id: 183