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Green Spleenwort

Asplenium viride

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Plant Data

Order:
Polypodiales
Family:
Aspleniaceae (Spleenwort)
Type:
Fern
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
10 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Rocks, walls.
Flower:
Ferns do not have flowers.
Fruit:
The spores ripen from August to November.
Leaves:
The narrow, oblong, leaves reach 14cm in length and have oval, toothed leaflets. The leaflets are in opposite pairs. Similar in appearance to Maidenhair Spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes) but smaller and with more distinctly toothed leaflets. Green leaf stalks. Maidenhair leaf stalks has purplish-brown leaf stalks. Deciduous.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Similar Species:
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Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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