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Ferns generally like shady, even damp places. They tend to be large plants with long serated fronds (or leaves). 

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 Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

  • Male-fern

    Dryopteris filix-mas
  • Narrow Buckler Fern

    Dryopteris carthusiana
  • Soft Shield Fern

    Polystichum setiferum
  • Lady Fern

    Athyrium filix-femina
  • Royal Fern

    Osmunda regalis
  • Black Spleenwort

    Asplenium adiantum-nigrum
  • Wall-rue

    Asplenium ruta-muraria
  • Broad Buckler-fern

    Dryopteris dilatata
  • Bracken

    Pteridium aquilinum