47. Maidenhair Spleenwort Fern

No 47
Common Name: Maidenhair Spleenwort Fern
Scientific Name: Asplenium trichomanes
Irish Name: Lus na seilge
Family: Aspleniaceae
Habitat: Old walls, cliffs, scree and in crevices on rock which is rich in lime
Uses: A tea made from the fronds is sweet, demulcent, expectorant and laxative. It has been used in the treatment of chest complaints

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