Ceterach officinarumin - Rusty Back

 

 

 

Ferns and moss in a wall, Aradena - click to enlarge

Ferns (Ceterach officinarum) and moss in a wall, Aradena

Ceterach officinarum - Click to enlarge

Ceterach officinarum in a wall

Ceterach officinarum - Click to enlarge

Ceterach officinarum in a wall

Ceterach officinarum is a very common small fern found in rock crevices and stone walls. Its English name is Rusty Back, because of the reddish-brown hairs on the underside of the leaves.

It is drought resistant and will curl its fronds inwards so that only the brownish surface is visible.

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