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PlantFiles: Blackstem spleenwort
Asplenium resiliens

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Family: Aspleniaceae
Genus: Asplenium (ass-PLEE-nee-um) (Info)
Species: resiliens (ruh-SIL-ee-ens) (Info)

Category:
Ferns

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From spores

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral MotherNature4 On Jan 26, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

My research quotes USDA, "In the United States the species is given the National Heritage status rank of N5 with a similar meaning. The state rankings vary, but it has been designated as Endangered in Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, and it has been designated as Presumed Extirpated in Louisiana and Possibly Extirpated in Ohio. While it is tracked and acknowledged to be uncommon in most states, it is not protected in most of the states where it grows."

Neutral frostweed On Dec 1, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Blackstem spleenwort Asplenium resiliens is native to Texas and other States.



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