Taxon  Report   762    
Asplenium septentrionale  (L.) Hoffm.
Northern spleenwort
Asplenium septentrionale
© 2018 Matt C. Berger
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Asplenium septentrionale
© 2018 Matt C. Berger
Asplenium septentrionale
© 2007 Lauren and Gary Lester
Asplenium septentrionale, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Asplenium septentrionale
© 2018 Matt C. Berger
Genus: Asplenium
Communities: Chaparral, Subalpine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Asplenium septentrionale
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).