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WALL-RUE

Asplenium ruta-muraria

Spleenwort Family [Aspleniaceae]  

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25th Sept 2008, Silverdale, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Wall-rue on dry (limestone) wall.


10th June 2009, Smardale, Nr Kirby Steven, Yorks. Photo: © RWD
Many leaflets occur on flat stems in three's.


25th Sept 2008, Silverdale, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
The leaflets are diamond shaped, with fine teeth mostly confined to the further parts.


10th June 2009, Smardale, Nr Kirby Steven, Yorks. Photo: © RWD
The reverse side showing the immature spores.


11th Sept 2009, Old School House, Eskdale, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
The reverse side showing the mature spores, which look a little like insect eggs. First brownish, then blackening.


Slight resemblance to : Parsley Fern

No relation to : Goat's Rue [a plant with similar name]. Some plants have leaves similar to Wall-Rue such as Rue-Leaved Saxifrage, which again is of no relation to Wall-Rue.


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WALL-RUE

Asplenium ruta-muraria

Spleenwort Family [Aspleniaceae]  

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