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Asplenium ruta-muraria

Asplenium ruta-muraria L.

Wallrue

Aspleniaceae (Spleenwort Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ASRU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

In the British Isles, wall rue was considered a specific remedy for scrofula many years ago. This is a form of tuberculosis characterized by festering abscesses and swelling of the glands in the neck.(Ferns of Grey and Bruce Counties)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
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Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , GA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , MI , MO , NC , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , TN , VA , VT , WV
Canada: NB
Native Habitat: Rocky Bluff

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun

Additional resources

USDA: Find Asplenium ruta-muraria in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asplenium ruta-muraria in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Asplenium ruta-muraria

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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