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wall rue

a small, delicate fern, Asplenium rutamuraria, having fan-shaped leaflets and growing on walls and cliffs.
Origin of wall rue
First recorded in 1540-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The wall rue is really a very common Fern, but it is often overlooked when hiding in the dark crevice of some old wall.

    How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin
British Dictionary definitions for wall rue

wall rue

a delicate fern, Asplenium ruta-muraria, that grows in rocky crevices and walls in North America and Eurasia
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