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Rustyback Fern

Asplenium ceterach

Plant Data

Order:
Polypodiales
Family:
Aspleniaceae (Spleenwort)
Flowers:
Does not have flowers. Ferns have spores instead.
Fruit:
Spores ripen from April to October.
Leaves:
Fronds are linear and pinnate. The underside of the fronds have many orange-brown hairs which give the plant is name. The hairs are technically known as 'trichomes'.
Maximum Size:
20cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Not edible.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Finger Fern, Fringe Fern, Milt Waste, Rustyback, Scale Fern, Scaly Spleenwort, Stone Fern.
Habitats:
Rocks, walls.