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Walking fern

Asplenium rhizophyllum


A small fern that grows on limestone. The tips of the fronds differentiate to produce new ferns vegetatively (picture 2), while the sori on the back of the fronds contain spores (picture 3).


This fern is commonly associated with limestone.

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Apr 28, 2007
Submitted on Mar 4, 2013

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