Maidenhair Spleenwort

Name: Maidenhair Spleenwort

Scientific name: Asplenium trichomanes

Category: Moss and Lichen

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: A small fern, growing on rocks, walls and mossy branches.

How to identify: An easily recognisable fern, with long fronds made up of short, simple 'leaves' from the central stem.

Where: Widespread.

Fantastic fact: The Maidenhair Fern occurs right round the world, from Tasmania to Turkey!

Photograph credit: Peter Birch


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