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FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Cystopteris fragilis, brittle bladder-fern

Cystopteris fragilis; The Brittle Bladder-fern is the most wide-spread and common fern of Iceland. It occurs both in lowlands and highlands in all regions of Iceland. It usually grows in rock crevices and in lava fields. The Icelandic name for this species is Tófugras.

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A brief introduction to Iceland plants
Text & Photographs by Dick Vuijk - unless stated otherwise


Bottom of leaf showing sori (contains the sporangia)
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