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Spleenworts

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Group: 
Spleenworts

Generally small ferns that grow on walls or trees. Leaves often vary from classic fern shape. 

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Original Tweets Guidance Notes

Harts-tongue

Phyllitis scolopendrium
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Common on damp banks and shady places.


 
 

Adders Tongue Fern

Ophioglossum vulgatum
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An unusual fern of damp grasslands, especially on lime soils.


 

 

Rustyback

Ceterach offinarum
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A scarce fern occasionally found on limestone walls


 

Hard Fern

Blechnum spicant
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A common fern of damp woodland and ditches


 

Polypody Fern

Polypodium agg.
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A fern that grows on trees, mainly oak. and stone walls and bulding roofs. Occasionally on the ground on acid soils.


 

Maidenhair Spleenwort

Asplenium trichomanes
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A delicate fern found on walls, bridges and rocky places.


 

Sea Spleenwort

Asplenium marinum
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A scarce species found within the spray zone on rocky costs