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Because of the high rainfall and high humidity, Cornwall is dripping with ferns. A particular speciality of our own patch are the colonies of Maidenhair ferns in the lime kilns at Cotehele. There are also large colonies locally of Rusty-back and Wall-rue on the mortared walls. Hard shield fern is quite a rarity in East Cornwall but Soft shield fern abounds. The deep lanes flanked by the (stone) Cornish banks are clothed in Broad buckler and the various Male ferns, while vast areas of woodland are thickly carpeted by Harts-tongue fern. Hay-scented fern is frequent and Maidenhair spleenwort clothes the many stone walls whilst Lemon-scented fern is found on the granite areas of the county as well as sporadically in the lanes.

Polypodium cambricum and Ceterache officinarum St Dominick Polystichum aculeatum re-found at St Dominick
Dr Chris Page with Adiantum capillus-veneris Cotehele Dicksonia antartica Adiantum-capillus-veneris Cotehele
Asplenium marinum Tresco Fern Seedlings on Log Fern Seedlings on Log
Asplenium marinum Tresco Fern Seedlings on Log Fern Seedlings 2
Polystichum setiferum  
Polystichum setiferum