Walking Fern | Appalachian Cove (S.C.)

Asplenium rhyzohyllum
• Rare fern that looks like it is walking across moss
• Erect rhizomes 1 - 1.5 mm in diameter
• Scales form a broad base
• Long narrow stipes
• Narrow triangular laminae
• Proliferous terminal buds
• Sori in several irregular series
• New plant sprouts when frond bends and touches moss
• Grows in limestone rocks and ledges or fallen tree trunks

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