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Diplazium pycnocarpon

Common Name(s):
Glade fern, Narrow leaf spleenwort
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

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

Height:
2-3 ft.
Zones:
3-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Fronds:
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
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 183

Diplazium pycnocarpon Diplazium pycnocarpon
Richtid, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Diplazium pycnocarpon Diplazium pycnocarpon
Jenkins Arboretum, CC BY - 4.0
Diplazium pycnocarpon Diplazium pycnocarpon
Richtid, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Diplazium pycnocarpon Diplazium pycnocarpon
Clark Reservation, CC BY - 4.0