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Appalachian Excursion in 2005!

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Asplenium rhizophyllum:
Our hike terminated near this cluster of plants, an interesting beast with the common name of "walking fern" because of its peculiar habit of reproducing itself by replanting itself wherever its elongated leaf tips touch an appropriately moist and receptive soil surface. You can see a new such plant at the top right, still attached to the long leaf tip. Kind of interesting, huh?

(Here is another view of the plants.)

OK, This cluster of noncarnivorous plant photographs is done with. After my meeting I headed westward with a botanist friend of mine (Mandy T.) to look for Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa var. montana.

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Revised: October 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005