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Appalachian Bristle Fern (Trichomanes boschianum)

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Trichomanes Boschianum, or more commonly know as Appalachian Bristle Fern, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Trichomanes. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Trichomanes Boschianum or Appalachian Bristle Fern's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.

  • Category: Fern
  • Genus: Trichomanes
  • Family: Hymenophyllaceae
  • Order: Polypodiales
  • Class: Filicopsida
  • Division: Pteridophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: AR (T) IL (E) IN (E) NC (T) OH (E) TN (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: AR (bristle-fern) IL (filmy fern) IN (filmy fern) NC (Appalachian filmy-fern) OH (Appalachian filmy fern) TN (bristle-fern)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) 2(OBL) 3(FACW)




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