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Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum capillus-veneris

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.

Plant Data

Order:
Polypodiales
Type:
Fern
Flower:
Ferns do not have flowers.
Fruit:
The spores ripen from May to August in the UK.
Leaves:
The fan-shaped secondary leaflets of this fern make it easily identifiable.
Maximum Size:
40 centimetres tall
Other Names:
Black Maidenhair Fern, Southern Maidenhair Fern, Venus Hair Fern.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Habitats:
Rocks, seaside, walls.