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Adiantum capillus-veniris

Cheveux-de-Vénus
Maidenhair Fern

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

green

Leaf type

Bipinnate

Height

15-30 cm

Description

The name ‘adiantum’ comes from Greek, meaning ‘unwetted’, referring to the fronds’ ability to shed water without becoming wet. A very delicate-looking fern, easily recognisable. It grows on wet, shady rock faces.

Leaves

Bipinnate leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided. In fronds: leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided. The leaflets are fan-shaped on dark-brown to blackish stalks.

Fruits Seeds

Sori: a cluster of spore producing structures.

Medical

Whole plant: relieves coughs, acts as a diuretic and expectorant.

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