The harts tongue fern, also known as Asplenium scolopendrium, is a species of fern native to Europe and parts of Asia. It is a slow-growing, evergreen fern with glossy, leathery fronds that can grow up to 60cm in length. The fronds are a deep green colour and have a distinctive tongue-shaped appearance, giving the fern its common name. Harts tongue fern prefers shady, moist conditions and can often be found growing in woodland areas, as well as on rocky slopes and walls. It is a popular ornamental plant in gardens, valued for its attractive foliage and easy-to-grow nature. Holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit.