Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Phyllitis scolopendrium (L.) Newman - Hart's-tongue - Aspleniaceae
Phyllitis scolopendrium
© Paul Hackney
Phyllitis scolopendrium
© Paul Hackney
Phyllitis scolopendrium
© Graham Day
Phyllitis scolopendrium
(Map updated: March 2008)
Phyllitis scolopendrium
© Paul Hackney
 

A very common fern which is unmistakeable, having a broad undivided leaf with stripes of sori (spore-producing areas) underneath.

Most commonly on damp walls, ditch-sides, shady woods etc.

All names: Phyllitis scolopendrium (L.) Newman; Aspelenium scolopendrium L.; Asplenium scolopendrium L.