Asplenium er ættkvísl um 700 burknategunda í Aspleniaceae ættinni og er af flestum grasafræðingum talin eina ættkvísl ættarinnar. Þetta er breytileg ættkvísl með nokkrum undirflokkum, sem stundum eru flokkaðar sem sér ættkvíslir.
A tall ornamental grass that forms upright tussocks. It tolerates most soil types, but prefers slightly acidic, moist and well drained soil. It native habitats include moorlands and marshes in the Britain and Ireland.
A popular ornamental grass in neighbouring countries, but needs more summer heat than Iceland can offer. It could possibly grow in a sunroom or a warm greenhouse. The tips of the leaves turn red in late summer, advancing to dark burgundy in fall.
A medium sized ornamental grass that grows best in partial shade in humus-rich, well drained, moist soil. It's best to trim withered foliage in spring before new growth begins to emerge. It's good to shelter the plant during winter by a cover of leaves or compost.