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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Could this little plant be Anogramma leptophylla?

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towler
faicchio
Italy

November 16, 2013
4:59 AM

Post #9710113

These small plants I found growing on the wall of our local 14th century castle. The plants do not receive direct sunlight.

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Muddy1
Vienna, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 16, 2013
5:14 PM

Post #9710549

It might be Aquilegia (columbine).
Muddy1
Vienna, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 16, 2013
5:27 PM

Post #9710559

Here is a link to Aquilegia vulgaris L., which grows all over Italy:
http://luirig.altervista.org/flora/taxa/index1.php?scientific-name=aquilegia vulgaris
spoonlegs
Cottage Grove, OR
(Zone 8a)

November 16, 2013
6:28 PM

Post #9710591

I see that Anogramma is a fern. . . There is no columbine-like foliage in photos 3 and 4. I'm guessing the columbine-like foliage in photos 1 and 2 is either a columbine growing right next to the putative fern, or the fern has some foliage stages that resemble columbine.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Anogramma_leptophylla.jpg
Muddy1
Vienna, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 16, 2013
6:46 PM

Post #9710596

Right, now that I look at the photos again, there definitely are several distinct plants, one of which might be Aquilegia.
towler
faicchio
Italy

November 17, 2013
8:31 AM

Post #9711002

In the background there is Adiantum capillis veneris. These leaves, of course, could belong to a Chelidonium majus, more likely than an Aquilegia. see photo. I am still betting of a member of the Fern family. Aquilegia sp., being quite common in the region where I live, I know the plant well. It is not the habit of Aquilegia sp. to grow on walls, but on the edges of roads or woods, where there is to be found a rich soil.

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towler
faicchio
Italy

November 19, 2013
9:13 AM

Post #9712386

Cannot determine which of these two families this plant belongs. Pteridaceae or Polypodiaceae. I have searched Google images and the only plant I could find that is practically similar is: Pteridaceae..Cryptogramma crispus. This plant is not is not to be found in the region where the photograph was taken. Could even be a Botrychium sp.?
spoonlegs
Cottage Grove, OR
(Zone 8a)

November 19, 2013
3:34 PM

Post #9712628

Are you talking about the plant in the photo you posted on 11/17/13, or the ones at the top from 11/16/13?
towler
faicchio
Italy

November 20, 2013
2:33 PM

Post #9713173

Hi Spoonlegs, I refer to the 4 images posted on 11/16/2013. Crypogramma crispus is practically identical to the plant on the 4 images. But as I mentioned before, dispersion of this plant doesn't include the Region Campania.
towler
faicchio
Italy

November 23, 2013
12:18 PM

Post #9715101

Aspenium ruta-muscaria.
towler
faicchio
Italy

November 23, 2013
12:20 PM

Post #9715104

error. It should read Asplenium ruta.muraria.

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