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Hearts tongue fern

Observed: 5th July 2009 By: miked
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Phyllitis scolopendrium 0656
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Martin Harvey's picture

tongue?

Apologies for pedantry, but it's Hart's-tongue (rather than "Heart's") isn't it? I assume the name comes from a real or imagined resemblance of the leaves to the tongue of a deer?

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Hart's-tongue fern

You are right Martin. It is so named because it was thought to look like the tongue of a deer.

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