Asplenium trichomanes L

Asplenium trichomanes L.

Asplenium trichomanes L., commonly known as maidenhair spleenwort, is a perennial small fern of the Aspleniaceae family. This plant grows in tufts from a short rhizome and has dark-green, compound, lanceolate and simply divided leaves. It bears long and linear sori containing the spores and covering all the undersurface of the leaves.


Common NameMaidenhair spleenwort
Botanical nameAsplenium trichomanes L
Life CyclePerennial
FoliageEvergreen, Semi-evergreen
Basic ColourDark-green
Height10 -> 20 cm
Habitatwalls, cracks, rock gardens
Altitude2600 m
Bloom Time
Plant TypeFern, Ornamental
Fruit Type
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Used PartsWhole plant
Plant UsesOrnamental
USDA Zone3 (-40), 4 (-35), 5 (-29), 6 (-23),7 (-17), 8 (-12), 9 (-7)
Sun ExposureSun, Part shade, Full shade
Soil pHAcidic, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil MoistureMoist
Soil Type Peaty, Stony
Propagationby spores / by sowing, by division, Self sows
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