Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in moist to dry soils of forests, woodlands, old fields, also on outcrops, esp of calcareous rocks, & in masonry crevices, at low to moderate elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Sterile leaves evergreen/ fertile leaves deciduous
Pinnate
Leaves clustered on a short-creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asplenium platyneuron +   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 013-01-003:
Asplenium platyneuron   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Ebony Spleenwort


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Emily B. Sessa    ebs_aplatyneuron_7982

April        

image of Asplenium platyneuron

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_aplatyneuron_8842

April        

image of Asplenium platyneuron

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_aplatyneuron_8844

April        

A row of sori on each side of pinna midvein, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Asplenium platyneuron

JK Marlow    jkm100427_027

April    Greenville County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_asplenium_platyneuron

April        

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Gill Newberry    gn05_ebonyspleenwort_sori

May        

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JK Marlow    jkm0505a_36

May    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Its rigid grace suggests a combination of delicacy and endurance, per How to Know the Ferns by Frances Theodora Parsons, 1899.

image of Asplenium platyneuron

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_platyneuron_3

May        

image of Asplenium platyneuron

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_aplatyneuron_0261

June        

Pinnae alternate, with superior auricles; sessile, bases overlapping rachis, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Asplenium platyneuron

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_aplatyneuron_0266

June        

Indusia laterally attached, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Asplenium platyneuron

JK Marlow    jkm0506m_22

June    Union County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

image of Asplenium platyneuron

JK Marlow    jkm130708_392

July    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    s071208_b

December    Greenville County    SC