spleenwort


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Related to spleenwort: Christmas fern, Asplenium platyneuron

spleen·wort

 (splēn′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
Any of numerous widely distributed evergreen ferns of the genus Asplenium, having undivided to featherlike fronds with oblong to linear sori arranged along the veins.

[So called because it was thought to cure spleen disorders.]

spleenwort

(ˈspliːnˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) any of various ferns of the genus Asplenium, esp A. trichomanes, that often grows on walls, having linear or oblong sori on the undersurface of the fronds. See also asplenium

spleen•wort

(ˈsplinˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

n.
1. any temperate and tropical fern of the genus Asplenium.
2. any of certain ferns of the genus Athyrium.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spleenwort - any of various chiefly rock-inhabiting ferns of the genus Aspleniumspleenwort - any of various chiefly rock-inhabiting ferns of the genus Asplenium
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
Asplenium, genus Asplenium - in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae
Asplenium adiantum-nigrum, black spleenwort - spleenwort of Europe and Africa and Asia having pinnate fronds and yielding an astringent
Asplenium platyneuron, ebony spleenwort, Scott's Spleenwort - common North American fern with polished black stripes
black-stem spleenwort, black-stemmed spleenwort, little ebony spleenwort - fern of tropical America: from southern United States to West Indies and Mexico to Brazil
Asplenium rhizophyllum, Camptosorus rhizophyllus, walking fern, walking leaf - ferns having lanceolate fronds that root at the tip
Asplenium trichomanes, maidenhair spleenwort - small rock-inhabiting fern of northern temperate zone and Hawaii with pinnate fronds
Asplenium viride, green spleenwort - a small fern with slim green fronds; widely distributed in cool parts of northern hemisphere
Asplenium montanum, mountain spleenwort - a spleenwort of eastern North America
Asplenium ruta-muraria, wall rue, wall rue spleenwort - small delicate spleenwort found on a steep slope (as a wall or cliff) of Eurasia and North America
Asplenium bradleyi, Bradley's spleenwort - a spleenwort of eastern to southern United States
Asplenium pinnatifidum, lobed spleenwort - a spleenwort of eastern and southern United States
Asplenium billotii, lanceolate spleenwort - a spleenwort of western Europe
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Butters; Silver false spleenwort, silvery glade fern, silvery spleenwort; Upland woods; Rare, one plant; C = 8; Observed but not collected.
They also provide planting pockets for shade lovers like maidenhair spleenwort or sun worshipers such as valerian or a collection of decorative alpine lewisias that form rosettes of leaves and are best planted on their sides.
Spleenwort (Asplenium platyneuron) is one of the few vascular species typical of this habitat at the Pulliam Prairie.
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The island, which is accessible to the public, is close to the site of the only upper triassic dinosaur footprint found in the UK and is a haven for plants not usually found in the area, including the rare bee orchid, marine spleenwort and the adders tongue fern.
The island, which is accessible to the general public, is close to the site of the only Upper Triassic dinosaur footprint found in the UK and is a haven for plants not usually found in the area, including the rare bee orchid, marine spleenwort and the adders tongue fern.
platyneuron (Linnaeus) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenburg-EBONY SPLEENWORT.
The tiny Maidenhair Spleenwort, Asplenium trichomanes, not a lover of acidic soils, is an ideal candidate for dry stone walls, crevices and rocky places in the shade.