- The woodland, hedgerows and open grassland provide a habitat for black spleenwort.
- The same goes for the less-aggressive, foot-tall ebony spleenwort.
- Green spleenwort ( " Asplenium viride " ) is found on limestone outcrops.
- The formation of proliferating buds in ebony spleenwort has also given rise to a taxonomic treatment.
- Unlike many other North American spleenworts, it can grow on soil as well as rock.