University of Tennessee
Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center
Ferns and Allies List

Common Name

Scientific Name

Where Seen

Broad Beech Fern

Phegopteris hexagonoptera

South Forest Loop Road

Christmas Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides

Along many trails

Climbing Fern

Lygodium palmatum

South Forest Loop Road

Ebony Spleenwort

Asplenium platyneuron

Along many trails

Ground Pine

Lycopodium obscurum

Off the Arboretum Trails

Rattlesnake Fern

Botrychium virginianum

Lost Chestnut Trail

Resurrection Fern

Pleopeltis polypodiodes

Cemetery Ridge Trail

Southern Adders Tongue Fern

Ophioglossum vulgatum

South Forest Loop Road

Walking Fern

Asplenium rhizophyllum

Old Kerr Hollow Road

University of Tennessee - Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center
901 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830 · Telephone: 865-483-3571 · Email: UTforest@utk.edu