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Scientific Name: Asplenium scolopendrium
Pronunciation: uh-SPLEE-nee-um skull-ur-PEN-dree-um
Common Name: Hart's tongue fern
Family Name: Aspleniaceae
Plant Type: Fern
Key ID Features: Fronds not divided into pinnae, up to 60 cm long x 6 cm wide, margins mostly entire and undulate (except for cultivars with lobed or lacerate margins which may be wider); sori in (centipede-like rows that radiate from the "midrib".
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Vase
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Europe, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Alkaline, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Alpine, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Rock garden, Small garden/space, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include A. 'Kaye's Lacerated'.
Hart's tongue fern
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear, Oblanceolate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Entire, Undulate (wavy)

Inflorescence Type: n/a
Flower Morphology:n/a
Colour (petals): No flowers
Flower Time at Peak:

Fruit Type: Sporangium (spores)
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:

Bark or Stem Colour: n/a
Additional Info:no above ground stem
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Spore, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Abiotic disorder, Nematodes, Scale insects, Slugs or snails, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Drought resistant )
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZN) GAZebo North
(GRB) GRass Bed : east
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