Adiantum capillus-veneris   Maidenhair Fern

Adinatum capillus-veneris

Crete is full of flowers at this time in the spring but you rarely come across the sort of wet, dripping rock habitat which ferns prefer so this plant was a surprise. It was growing out of the cracks in a rock where water flowed over the north facing vertical rock face - ideal even in this very warm climate.

Near Coast, western Crete 9th April 2007

Added on 9th May 2007, updated 21st June 2008, updated 20th February 2010, updated 26th Feb 2012

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