Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile
Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanum, American hart's-tongue fern
This rare fern is typically found growing in close association with dolomitic limestone. In the southern part of its range, it is found only in entrances to pit caves.
Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.
- Listed Threatened 1989
- Recovery Plan 1993 (PDF, 12.5 MB)
- Habitat alteration
- Destruction by timber removal, quarrying, and residential development