Parsley Fern

Name: Parsley Fern

Scientific name: Cryptogramma crispa

Category: Moss and Lichen

Nature Stars: 60

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About: A medium-sized bushy fern of rocky places on hillsides and slopes in the uplands.

How to identify: Parsley Fern grows two different kinds of leaves. The spore-producing, fertile fronds have narrowly oval leaf sections. The sterile fronds look just like parsley, hence the name.

Where: In the uplands of northern England, Scotland and Wales.

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