Asplenium scolopendrium L.

Hart's Tongue

Rhizomes erect; scales few, brown. Stalks to about 15 cm long and with a dense covering of scales, not winged. Blade linear, entire, to about 50 cm long and 5 cm wide, slightly wavy-edged and 'eared' at the base. Sori linear between the midrib and margin, double; indusia paired.

Will tolerate cool conditions.


Stalked fronds with 'eared' bases; indusia facing each other to give a paired sorus.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Aspleniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map

Asplenium scolopendrium 'Ramocristatum'

Fronds crested and branching at the base. Origin Unknown.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Aspleniaceae
genus       Asplenium L.