Definition of Ebony spleenwort
1. Noun. Common North American fern with polished black stripes.
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Literary usage of Ebony spleenwort
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1. Manual of the Flora of Jackson County, Missouri by Kenneth Kent Mackenzie, Benjamin Franklin Bush (1902)
"ebony spleenwort. Resembles the last, but with thinner and longer pinnae : sort 4-12 pairs, rather crowded, nearer the midrib than the margin—On mossy rocks ..."
2. Our Ferns in Their Haunts: A Guide to All the Native Species by Willard Nelson Clute (1901)
"It may be well, also, to contrast it with the ebony spleenwort. For all their resemblances, it will be found upon comparing the two that they have very ..."
3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"... west to Kansas, Texas and New Mexico. Ascends to 2400 ft. in Virginia. Also in Mexico and Jamaica. June-Oct. Called also Little ebony spleenwort. 4. ..."
4. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"... Little ebony spleenwort Herbaceous perennial Shaded limestone ledges. Asplenium rhizophyllum L. Walking fern Herbaceous perennial Ledges and crevices in ..."
5. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1906)
"The ebony spleenwort stands upright against the rocks. Aug. 31. PM — To Moore's Swamp. Bidens cernua well out, the flowering one. The asters and goldenrods ..."
6. The Linnean Fern Bulletin by Linnaean Fern Chapter, Willard Nelson Clute (1893)
"A writer in the Asa Gray Bulletin notes the evident preference of the ebony spleenwort for shaded, sandy banks in parts of Connecticut. ..."