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Maidenhair Spleenwort

Asplenium trichomanes

Plant Data

Order:
Polypodiales
Family:
Aspleniaceae (Spleenwort)
Flowers:
Ferns do not have flowers. Instead, they have spores which are used in reproduction. The spores on this fern are present on the undersides of the leaflets and they ripen in autumn.
Fruit:
Spores, located on the undersides of the fronds.
Leaves:
The leaves (fronds) are evergreen. They are long and narrow, tapering at their tips. They are divided into many yellowish-green to dark green pinnae (frond leaflet).
Maximum Size:
15cm tall.
Other Names:
Bright Green Spleenwort, Common Spleenwort, Dense Spleenwort, English Maidenhair, Green Spleenwort, Maidenhair Spleenwort Fern, Toothed Spleenwort.
Habitats:
Mountains, rocks, walls, woodland.