Ferns

Something like 40 species of fern have been recorded on the Isle of Skye. Here are a few examples:

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Hart's Tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium)

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Maidenhair Spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes)

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Sea Spleenwort (Asplenium marinum)

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Black Spleenwort (Asplenium adiantum-nigrum)

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Black Spleenwort (Asplenium adiantum-nigrum)

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Wall Rue (Asplenium ruta-muraria)

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Green Spleenwort (Asplenium viride)

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Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis)

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Brittle Bladder Fern (Cystopteris fragilis)

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Broad Buckler Fern (Dryopteris dilatata)

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Broad Buckler Fern (Dryopteris dilatata)

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Hay-scented Buckler Fern (Dryopteris aemula)

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Hay-scented Buckler Fern (Dryopteris aemula)

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Golden or Scaly Male Fern (Dryopteris affinis)

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Golden or Scaly Male Fern (Dryopteris affinis)

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Hard Shield Fern (Polystichum aculeatum)

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Hard Shield Fern (Polystichum aculeatum)

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Holly Fern Polystichum lonchitis

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Holly Fern Polystichum lonchitis

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Parsley Fern (Cryptogramma crispa)

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Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina)

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Beech Fern (Phegopteris connectilis)

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Wilson's Filmy Fern (Hymenophyllum wilsonii)

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Mountain (lemon-scented) Fern (Oreopteris limbosperma)

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Mountain (lemon-scented) Fern (Oreopteris limbosperma)

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Common Polypody (Polypodium vulgare)

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Common Polypody (Polypodium vulgare)


Useful links: Skye Ferns
Scottish Natural Heritage
British Pteridological Society
West Highland Flora