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Ebony Spleenwort (Asplenium platyneuron) Growing under an oak tree in a dense mixed forest. Asplenium platyneuron,Ebony spleenwort,Geotagged,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Ebony Spleenwort (Asplenium platyneuron)

Growing under an oak tree in a dense mixed forest.

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''Asplenium platyneuron'' , commonly known as ebony spleenwort or brownstem spleenwort, is a fern native to North America east of the Rocky Mountains and to South Africa. It takes its common name from its dark, reddish-brown, glossy stipe and rachis , which bear a once-divided, pinnate leaf. The fertile fronds, which die off in the winter, are darker green and stand upright, while the sterile fronds are evergreen and lie flat on the ground. An auricle at the base of each pinna points towards the.. more

Similar species: Polypodiales
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Dec 22, 2018. Captured May 6, 2018 11:08 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/2.8
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm