Photos of Deparia-acrostichoides-~-silvery-spleenwort

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Deparia acrostichoides ~ silvery spleenwort



  • FAC

  • Michigan C Value: 6

  • also known as Athyrium thelypterioides and "silvery glade fern"

  • fertile and sterile leaves are similar in appearance

  • healthy fronds are well in excess of 50 cm long

  • sori are clearly elongate and lie along the veins on the lower leaf surfaces

  • similar in general appearance to Athryium filix–femina, but differs due to grooves on the upper surface of the midrib (costa) of each pinna that do not join with the groove on the rachis

  • most have longer sori than does lady fern (Athryium filix–femina)

  • sori may stand out dramatically, especially early in the summer

  • often a silvery appearance of the underside of the blade when sori are abundant

  • much less common than the similar Athyrium filix–femina

  • native

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