OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 8 taxa in the family Aspleniaceae, Spleenwort family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Walking Fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Asplenium rhizophyllum   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asplenium rhizophyllum   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asplenium rhizophyllum 013-01-001   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

 

Habitat: Moist outcrops of calcareous sedimentary, calcareous metamorphic, or mafic metamorphic rocks, such as limestone, dolostone, calcareous siltstone, amphibolite, mostly at low to moderate elevations, rarely to 1500 m or higher

Common in GA Mountains, uncommon in NC Mountains (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Lobed Spleenwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Asplenium pinnatifidum   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asplenium pinnatifidum   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asplenium pinnatifidum 013-01-002   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

 

Habitat: Fairly moist to very dry outcrops of felsic sedimentary or (mostly low-grade) metamorphic rocks, such as sandstone, phyllite, and schist, at low to moderate elevations

Uncommon in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ebony Spleenwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Asplenium platyneuron   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asplenium platyneuron   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asplenium platyneuron 013-01-003   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

 

Habitat: Moist to dry soils of forests, woodlands, old fields; also on outcrops, especially of calcareous rocks and in masonry crevices, at low to moderate elevations

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Maidenhair Spleenwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Asplenium trichomanes   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asplenium trichomanes 013-01-004   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

 

Habitat: Moist outcrops of slightly to strongly calcareous sedimentary or metamorphic rocks and moderately to strongly mafic metamorphic and igneous rocks, such as limestone, dolostone, mafic and intermediate gneisses and schists, amphibolite, most typically in strong shade, as under overhangs

Common in Mountains of GA & NC, uncommon in Piedmont of GA & NC, rare in SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blackstem Spleenwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Asplenium resiliens   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asplenium resiliens   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asplenium resiliens 013-01-005   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

 

Habitat: Moist to dry outcrops of calcareous sedimentary or metamorphic rocks, such as limestone, dolostone, coquina, or marble, sometimes on narrow seams of calcareous materials in otherwise acidic rocks, rarely on mortar or concrete, mostly at low to moderate elevations, but remarkably on Grandfather Mountain at over 1800 m

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Marl Spleenwort, Carolina Spleenwort, Wagner's Spleenwort, Morzenti's Spleenwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Asplenium heteroresiliens   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asplenium ×heteroresiliens [heterochroum × resiliens]   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asplenium heteroresiliens 013-01-006   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

 

Habitat: Fairly moist outcrops of calcareous sedimentary rocks, such as coquina limestone (‘marl’), along small blackwater streams or larger rivers, at low elevations, and rarely also on old ruins made of tabby (a cement made from lime, sand, and oyster shells)

Rare and scattered

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Single-sorus Spleenwort, One-sorus Spleenwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Asplenium monanthes   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asplenium monanthes   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asplenium monanthes 013-01-007   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

 

Habitat: Moist calcareous situations, in the mountains in moist grottoes of calcareous to semi-calcareous metamorphic rocks (such as mylonite or marble) near waterfalls in humid escarpment gorges with high rainfall, on limestone talus in collapsed sinkhole mouth, or on moist Coastal Plain limestone outcrops

Rare and scattered

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Spleenwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Asplenium montanum   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asplenium montanum   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asplenium montanum 013-01-009   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

 

Habitat: Moist to dry outcrops of metamorphic, sedimentary, or igneous rocks, such as gneiss, schist, amphibolite, quartzite, rhyolite, sandstone, mostly at moderate to high elevations (up to over 2000 m), but in the Piedmont to as low as 150 m

Common in Mountains, uncommon in NC Piedmont (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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