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Asplenium rhizophyllum

Walking Fern

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Asplenium rhizophyllum (Walking Fern)

Mostly found in shady, mossy limestone, and occasionally sandstone substrates, this unusual fern has the habit of sprouting new plants from the tips of fronds when they touch the soil. The plant appears to "walk" from spot to spot.

Additional Information:


Height
6-12 Inches

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Spread
12-18 Inches

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

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Characteristics & Attributes

Soil Moisture

Moderate

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map