Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanum in flower.
Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanum. Photo by DJ Evans.

Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanum habitat.
Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanum habitat. Photo by DJ Evans.

Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanum range map.
Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanum range map.

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.

ESA Status

Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.

Threats

  • Trampling
  • Habitat alteration
  • Destruction by timber removal, quarrying, and residential development

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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