Connecticut Plants
Narrow-leaved Spleenwort (Narrow-leaved Glade Fern)
Diplazium pycnocarpon (Spreng.) M. Broun

Narrow-leaved spleenwort is endangered in Connecticut. The photos show plants growing in Pennsylvania.

  • Synonyms: Asplenium pycnocarpon, Athyrium pycnocarpon
  • Family: cliff fern (Woodsiaceae)
  • Habitat: moist open woods, moist meadows, swamps; usually in neutral or slightly alkaline soil
  • Height: 2-3 feet
  • Location of spores: underside of frond
  • Petiole (leaf stalk): green and smooth or sparsely hairy; dark and slightly scaly at the base
  • Growth pattern: asymmetric clump
  • Persistence: deciduous
  • Origin: native
Diplazium pycnocarpon (Spreng.) Broun
Diplazium pycnocarpon (Spreng.) Broun
Diplazium pycnocarpon (Spreng.) Broun

Underside of the leaflets, showing the sori (spore-bearing structures).