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Maidenhair spleenwort

Asplenium trichomanes

Description:
A perennial, rosette-forming fern, the leaves of the maidenhair spleenwort are slender, deeply divided, and up to 20 centimetres long with dark reddish-brown mid-ribs and numerous bright green oblong lobes. The fern reproduces by scattering spores that are carried on the underside of its leaves.

Habitat:
The maidenhair spleenwort normally grows in shady and wet rock crevices and can be found throughout Europe.

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