One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Asplenium ceterach, Rustyback...Stefan collected fern spores in Azerbaijan
I don't know anything about this fern I didn't read today. Apparently it grows on limestone rocks in a wide range extending from eastern Europe through north Africa into western Asia. I like its tight radial symmetry and I'm a sucker for a compact rosette. We'll keep an eye on it.