I’ve not posted this species of fern before. It’s one of my favorite ferns if only for saying its name…Maidenhair Spleenwort. 🙂 Asplenium trichomanes grows on a variety of rocky surfaces. In this case they are on some sandstone ledges where I find a variety of plant species such as Red Columbine, Bloodroot, and Dutchman’s Breeches as well as the wood aster I posted a few days ago. And, of course, also Eastern Small-flowered Saxifrage seen on the left.
I’ll feature the Maidenhair Spleenwort (there, I said it again) later on when I can find some fresh ones with new growth and fewer brown leaves. For a look at the saxifrage, here’s a post from several years ago.