Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2660

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Rare in GA, NC, SC

Look for it on 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 Mtn at over 1800m, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Pinnate
Leaves clustered on a short, creeping to partially erect rhizome

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asplenium resiliens   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 013-01-005:
Asplenium resiliens   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Blackstem Spleenwort


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image of Asplenium resiliens

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_asre_001_lvd

        

image of Asplenium resiliens

JK Marlow    jkm110416_789

April    Etowah County    AL

Pinnae mostly opposite. Stipe and rachis are dark brown, almost black, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Asplenium resiliens

JK Marlow    jkm110416_790

April    Etowah County    AL

Sori prominent, oblong, nearer margin than midrib, 2-5 pairs per pinna, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.