Asplenium trichomanes | Maidenhair Spleenwort | Lus na seilge
- Forms dense tufts, often with dead midribs (rachis) present
- Dark-green fronds are narrow, up to 30 cm long and once
pinnate. The petiole (leaf-stalk) and rachis (midrib) are blackish.
- The pinnae (or leaflets) are more/less equal-sized and
- Long, narrow sori (on undersides of pinnae)
Old walls, cliffs, scree and in crevices on rock which are rich in lime
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020
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How can you help
This species is included in our early summer flowering plants project. If you see the species please submit your sighting. All information is very valuable.
Full list of species included in the early summer flowering plants project:
- Ragged Robin (Silene flos-cuculi)
- Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus
- Bog Asphodel (Narthecium
- Foxglove (Digitalis
- Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis
- Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis
- Meadowsweet (Filipendula
- Guelder Rose (Viburnum
Spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes)
This species is included in the early summer flowering plants project which is a collaboration between the National Biodiversity Data Centre and the BSBI. It is hoped we can collect valuable data to improve our knowledge of the current distribution of some common plants. All data will be fully validated by both partners before loading to Biodiversity Maps and being made available to the BSBI.