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Flora of Cornwall (1999)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Flora of Cornwall (1999), which was a Tetrad Atlas (the maps had 2km square dots or Tetrads). The map on this web page depicts the plant's distribution at the 1km square scale and shows the records made pre-2000 which were used in the 1999 Flora and those made since.

Asplenium scolopendrium - Hart's-tongue Fern

Hart's-tongue Fern is very common and widespread and grows from walls (mortared and unmortared), on hedges and banks, as an epiphyte on trees, and as ground flora in shady places. Sometimes it forms extensive carpets in woodlands. It appears to be tolerant of a relatively wide range of shade, pH and soil nutrient conditions. However, its absence from much of Bodmin Moor no doubt reflects a lack of suitable sites. It is also locally common on the Isles of Scilly.

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.