Name: Maidenhair Spleenwort
Scientific name: Asplenium trichomanes
Category: Moss and Lichen
Nature Stars: 40
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.
Fantastic fact: The Maidenhair Fern occurs right round the world, from Tasmania to Turkey!
Photograph credit: Peter Birch