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Mountain Spleenwort Asplenium trichomanes

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Asplenium incisum
Phonetic Spelling
ah-SPLEE-nee-um try-KAW-ma-nees
Description

Short, creeping or ascending rhizomes; naturally occurs in shady rock cervices; requires moisture but good drainage

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Asplenium
    Species:
    trichomanes
    Family:
    Aspleniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Cosmopolitan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 7 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 7 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Fern
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Soil Texture:
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Fronds
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Forms dense, tufted rosettes of deep green fronds; late-sprouting, fertile, arching fronds; 20 or more pairs of rounded pinnae; sterile fronds lie on ground; once pinnate; .5 in. wide with many oblong pinnae; dark stipe; dark, wiry rachi
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Black
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Dark, wiry rachi