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Hart's-tongue Fern, Phyllitis scolopendrium

Hart's-tongue Fern
Asplenium scolopendrium (Phyllitis scolopendrium)
Creamh na muice fia
Family: Aspleniaceae

Spores ripen July-August. Evergreen. Native.

Strap-like fronds, uncurling as they develop.
Undivided, leathery, tapering to a point. 20-70cm long.
Brownish-purple stalks. Sori linear, set obliquely in opposite pairs.

Very frequent but grows best on calcareous substrates.
Found in woods and hedgebanks and on damp, shady rocks and walls. Also grows on walls in full sun.

Name change: now Asplenium scolopendrum


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