West Highland Flora

Wall-rue


Asplenium ruta-muraria

 

Asplenium ruta-muraria

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2001 Suardal, Skye

Fairly frequent on mortared stone walls (pic below) and natural limestone rocks (pic on left)

Pinna at tip of stem c 5 mm long.

ID: Pinnae no more than c 5 on each side, yet lowest is itself pinnate, with up to 5 segments.  Overall shape of each frond is triangular, with pinnae quickly decreasing in complexity as you move towards the top.

Other features: Shape of segments very variable but each is toothed above the middle.

 

  Asplenium ruta-muraria

Photo Carl Farmer
21 Sep 2001 Portree, Skye

 
     
     
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