OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asplenium montanum   FAMILY Aspleniaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asplenium montanum   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 013-01-009:
Asplenium montanum   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Spleenwort


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asmo2_001_lvd

        

image of Asplenium montanum, Mountain Spleenwort

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_amontanum_8089

April        

image of Asplenium montanum, Mountain Spleenwort

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_amontanum_8097

April        

image of Asplenium montanum, Mountain Spleenwort

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_amontanum_8098

April        

image of Asplenium montanum, Mountain Spleenwort

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_amontanum_8112b

April        

Sori few, 2-4 per segment, of varying lengths following the diverging veins, per Ferns of the Smokies.

image of Asplenium montanum, Mountain Spleenwort

JK Marlow    jkm190423_7635

April    Oconee County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Asplenium montanum, Mountain Spleenwort

JK Marlow    jkm190423_7637

April    Oconee County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Asplenium montanum, Mountain Spleenwort

JK Marlow    jkm120505_226

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Small, delicate, bluish-green, slightly leathery, more drooping than erect, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Asplenium montanum, Mountain Spleenwort

JK Marlow    jkm210615_1366

June    Oconee County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Asplenium montanum, Mountain Spleenwort

JK Marlow    jkm160702_202

July    Jackson County    NC

image of Asplenium montanum, Mountain Spleenwort

JK Marlow    jkm160702_204

July    Jackson County    NC

Sori few, mostly elliptical or narrow, often massing together at maturity, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asplenium montanum   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asplenium montanum   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 013-01-009:
Asplenium montanum   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

 

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Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

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, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
2-pinnate at base, pinnatifid at apex
Leaves clustered on a short-creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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