Thursday, October 11, 2012
Maidenhair Spleenwort is my favourite of all the ferns - what a delicate little beauty to decorate our walls.
Black Spleenwort is the most common - a lush thick fern.
Lanceolate Spleenwort - longer, narrower, more delicate fronds than the black spleenwort with a distinct floppiness.
This mess is a possible hybrid Black X Lanceolate Spleenwort
Wall-Rue or Parsley Fern is a more delicate little fern
This is not one from the lanes around my house - the Sea Spleenwort grows as its name suggests by the sea (note the thick, waxy, saltspray-proof leaves), this is the only inland specimen I'm aware of growing on a church wall.