wall rue


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wall rue

n.
A small, delicate fern (Asplenium ruta-muraria) that grows on rocks or in rocky crevices.

wall rue

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

wall′ rue`


n.
a small fern, Aspleniumrutamuraria, family Polypodiaceae, having fan-shaped leaflets and growing on walls and cliffs.
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Noun1.wall rue - small delicate spleenwort found on a steep slope (as a wall or cliff) of Eurasia and North Americawall rue - small delicate spleenwort found on a steep slope (as a wall or cliff) of Eurasia and North America
spleenwort - any of various chiefly rock-inhabiting ferns of the genus Asplenium
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More delicate, but also widespread on damp walls are little ferns such as wall rue. This naturally occurs on rocky outcrops, but man-made walls are a good substitute for these.