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Asplenium trichomanes


Asplenium trichomanes is a darling little native fern that is incredibly tough with pure black stipes and bright green, oval shaped pinnae.

Maidenhair spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes) is a darling little native fern that looks delicate but it is actually incredibly tough. It has pure black stipes and bright green, oval shaped pinnae forming short fronds 4-8 inches long from a central rosette or clump of rosettes. It loves to grow in dry shade including in rock crevices, in stone walls, and between rocks as well as in normal garden situations with good drainage. Photo: Wikipedia.

Common Name: Maidenhair Spleenwort

Family: Aspleniaceae (The Spleenwort Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade

Height: 4-8"

Width: 4-8"

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Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

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Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Moist

Stem Colour: Black

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Dry to mesic rocks from low elevations to mountain habitats.


Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Circumboreal

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