Maidenhair Spleenwort

One of my most favorite ferns, okay, well, I love all ferns, so I don’t really have a favorite, but this one is really cool, Maidenhair Spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes)


which is exploitably vulnerable in New York State. Many fine examples were seen in rock crevices in one of my favorite NY state parks this past weekend.


Do you find Maidenhair Spleenwort around your area, too?


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lynne at Hasty Brook
    May 13, 2008 @ 19:41:34

    I’ve looked for it at Hasty Brook but haven’t found it.


  2. Liza Lee Miller
    May 13, 2008 @ 19:43:37

    Haven’t seen it here but you gotta love it. Just saying the name is too much fun! Spleenwort! Spleenwort! Spleenwort!


  3. Linda Martin
    May 13, 2008 @ 21:53:39

    I didn’t pay attention to what kind of ferns I saw on today’s hike but will in the future. That is an odd name for a fern!


  4. Susan Gets Native
    May 13, 2008 @ 22:43:09

    Aw, Hell. I don’t know. I can’t tell one wort from another.

    We do have money wort in the back yard.


  5. jayne
    May 14, 2008 @ 06:37:54

    Not sure I’ve ever looked, but it’s very pretty indeed Pam. :c)


  6. Mary
    May 15, 2008 @ 11:38:04

    I don’t know if I’ve seen it, Pam. But I’ll look for it in my travels. I enjoy the ferns, too.


  7. Sandy
    May 16, 2008 @ 17:24:14

    My field guide (New England) says we have maidenhair fern. It looks like it, but I am not as up on my ferns as I should be, since we have a ton of them around here.


  8. Mimi
    May 17, 2008 @ 20:34:22

    I hate to admit that I have no idea if I’ve ever seen it before. Now I will look for it though.



  9. mon@rch
    May 19, 2008 @ 21:38:11

    Cool stuff and never seen this species of spleenwort before!


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