Cryptogramma crispa   Parsley Fern

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This very distinctive Arctic Alpine fern is found in the northern parts of mountainous Britain so I was a little surprised to find it so far south as the southern Pyrenees but it was growing at a height of about 5,000 feet which is higher than any mountain summit in the British Isles.

Sorteny national Park, Andorra 21st June 2012

Added on 7th December 2012

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