(Spleenwort Family)

Asplenium trichomanes subsp. trichomanes Linnaeus

maidenhair spleenwort

(Fertile diploid)

This spleenwort prefers acidic substrates like granite, sandstone, or basalt. It is an extremely wide-ranging fern distributed from the NE portion of North America, to populations in British Columbia and the American Rockies, but represented in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

Sheep Corral Canyon 6 miles east of Gila Hot Springs, Grant County     9 March 1996