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Walking Fern

Asplenium rhizophyllum

Description:

So named because when the leaf tip of the parent plant makes contact with the soil it forms a plantlet, creating a walking effect. Although, as the third photo shows, they may form without soil contact, as I found a few of them dangling in the air.

Habitat:

Appalachian mountains


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4 Comments

drP
drP 6 years ago

And I have to find and post my olde photos from Natural Bridge.

QWMom
QWMom 6 years ago

Lovely!

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 6 years ago

I will be back up there later this month, will try to get you some photos of the sori ;)

drP
drP 6 years ago

I love walking fern! Their sori are great: they look like sprinkles on a doughnut. Great spotting! I have severe outdoors envy. :)

Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.32, Long: -84.18

Spotted on Mar 3, 2013
Submitted on Mar 4, 2013

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