What is the name of this plant

Asked September 28, 2017, 6:16 PM EDT

This plant has been coming up in shady wet areas of my garden. Any ideas what it is called?

Multnomah County Oregon ferns plant identification

1 Response

This is a fern, one of the Asplenium most likely. Lucky you! Check online images for Asplenium scolopendrium, commonly called hart's tongue fern. Here is Missouri Botanical Gardens page about it: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=b244
Asplenium nidus, bird's nest fern, is another possibility, and there may be other possible Asplenium, so you could do more research to get the specific name of yours.
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=285707&isprofile=0&