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Wallrue Spleenwort

Observed: 29th September 2013 By: DodgydougDodgydoug’s reputation in PlantsDodgydoug’s reputation in PlantsDodgydoug’s reputation in Plants
Small plant whole
Small plant close up
Small plant overall

Small plant growing in a crack in the brickwork of a bridge (over the Bolton, Bury & Manchester Canal).

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which wallrue spleenwort (Asplenium ruta-muraria) interacts


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I would prefer to check the sori for confirmation ...

... but I think that the second fern visible in the 3rd photograph is Asplenium adiantum-nigrum (black spleenwort).

Canal brickwork is a common location for both these species, and also for Asplenium trichomanes.