6 responses to “Adiantum aleuticum”

  1. Carol

    Your lovely website has gotten better and better! Love the added info you now include (such as the common name).
    Thanks for being there.

  2. cindy

    hi, i live in central indiana, and i’ve started a ‘fernery’ on the eastern side of our house–conveniently located next to the spigot–so I have a soaker hose hidden just under the surface of the fernery.
    Anybody have any ideas about maintenance for this area? I have maidenhairs, japanese, ghost, ostrich, etc. and most do quite well. But, I’m always looking for suggestions!
    Thanks for letting me comment.
    cindy

  3. Don Avery

    It is inaccurate to say that the 3 North American species of Adiantum do not interbreed. If you review the literatuire, especially by Cathy Paris, University of Vermont, you will see that A veridimontanum is in fact a fertile tetraploid hybrid of A aleuticum and A pedatum and that the hybrid backcrosses with the parents. All 3 are found on serpentine outcrops here in northern Vermoint.

  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Thanks, Don. I stand corrected.

  5. Don Avery

    Daniel, I appreciate that you have posted my correction about Adiantum. Please also note that A veridimontanum is not limited to the Vt side of the border. It is also found on the serpentine outcrops across the border in Quebec. You could correctly say that it is endemic to the serpentine substrates of northern Vt and southeastern Quebec.
    Thankss, Don Avery

  6. Stan

    I had one of these sprout a nice frond from a pot that had seen no top growth in over two years. My feeling is these are very sensitive to changes in climate and or humidity. Why I even kept a pot of soil with not as much a speck of surface life-dead or alive,is just a tendency from past plant experiences. Not very rare something sprouts…

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