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Maidenhair spleenwort

Asplenium trichomanes


A dainty fern, with an interesting growth habitus, whose tips are more narrow than the base.


The spleenwort colonized entire walls of wet shale just across from a waterfall in Watkins Glen State Park.


I was amazed to learn that there are more than a dozen subspecies of Asplenium trichomanes that may be distinguished by the rocky substrate they grow from and the cytotype.

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mauna Kunzah
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mauna Kunzah

New York, USA

Spotted on Apr 26, 2019
Submitted on May 14, 2019

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