Hart’s-tongue Fern

Asplenium scolopendrium

Hart’s-tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium)

This evergreen fern is a fresh green with undivided fronds which form clumps. Dark brown spore cases are borne in rows on the underside of the fronds. Frond length 60cm.

Hart’s-tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium)

They inhabit damp and shady habitats, like woodland and river banks, also rocks and walls. Common and widespread.

Hart’s-tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium)

Photographs of Hart’s-tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium), taken August 2011 on coastal pathway, Saundersfoot, Wales. © Pete Hillman 2011. Camera used Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38.