OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Asplenium rhizophyllum   FAMILY Aspleniaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asplenium rhizophyllum   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Asplenium rhizophyllum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 013-01-001:
Asplenium rhizophyllum   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Camptosorus rhizophyllus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Ferns of the Southeastern States (Small, 1938)
Camptosorus rhizophyllus

 

COMMON NAME:
Walking Fern


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image of Asplenium rhizophyllum, Walking Fern

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_carh8_001_lvd

        

image of Asplenium rhizophyllum, Walking Fern

Ron Lance    rwl_a_rhizophyllum

February    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Asplenium rhizophyllum, Walking Fern

JK Marlow    jkm0503c_19

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

image of Asplenium rhizophyllum, Walking Fern

Keith Bradley    kab_a_rhizophyllum_0906

March    Polk County    NC

image of Asplenium rhizophyllum, Walking Fern

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_rhizophyllum_7

March        

image of Asplenium rhizophyllum, Walking Fern

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_arhizophyllum_7826

April        

Sori scattered irregularly throughout blade at vein junctures, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Asplenium rhizophyllum, Walking Fern

JK Marlow    jkm140418_338

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Asplenium rhizophyllum, Walking Fern

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140418_154638

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Asplenium rhizophyllum, Walking Fern

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_arhizophyllum_2518

July        

Blade usually heart-shaped or somewhat eared at base, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Asplenium rhizophyllum, Walking Fern

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_arhizophyllum_2521

July        

Fronds narrowly linear-deltoid with long fine tip. Tips touch ground & root, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Asplenium rhizophyllum, Walking Fern

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_arhizophyllum_4913b

September        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Asplenium rhizophyllum   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asplenium rhizophyllum   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Asplenium rhizophyllum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 013-01-001:
Asplenium rhizophyllum   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Camptosorus rhizophyllus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Ferns of the Southeastern States (Small, 1938)
Camptosorus rhizophyllus

 

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Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in GA Mountains, uncommon in NC Mtns, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

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, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple - narrowly deltate to linear-lanceolate
Leaves clustered, radiating from a short erect rhizome

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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