COSEWIC Status Reports

COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the American Hart’s-tongue Fern Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanum in Canada

Globally, Hart’s-tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium, sensu lato) is a perennial, evergreen fern that grows as a cluster of strap-shaped fronds (leaves). North American plants are part of variety americanum (herein called American Hart’s-tongue Fern). The Canadian population of American Hart's-tongue Fern accounts for 80% of global occurrences and 94% of global individuals of the variety.


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COSEWIC Secretariat
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Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
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