Syn.: Chamaefilix ruta-muraria (L.) Farw., Phyllitis ruta-muraria (L.) Moench
Family: Aspleniaceae Mett.

Asplenium ruta-muraria

Distribution: Europe, Northern Africa, temperate Asia and Northern America.

Ecology: It grows in rock fissures and on old walls, almost always on limestene, from lowlands to mountains.

Description: A perennial fern with a creeping, scaly rhizome and evergreen leaves, 5–15(–20) cm high, the leaves are bipinnate, dark green, pinnules obovate to lanceolate with crenate or dentate margins, sori ripen from May to October.

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Asplenium ruta-muraria

These images were taken in Czechia, Brno (October 18, 2003).