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22 species matched this search criteria




Family Azollaceae (Filicopsida | Hydropteridales)

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Water Fern
Azolla filiculoides


Family: Azollaceae (MOSQUITO FERN).
Other common names: mosquito fern, duck fern, pacific mosquitofern.
Generic common name: MOSQUITOFERN.

Malibu Creek: sheltered creekside stagnant pools, Sept 2008.

Characteristics: Native.
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Family Marsileaceae (Filicopsida | Hydropteridales)

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Hairy Waterclover
Marsilea vestita


Family: Marsileaceae (MARSILEA).
Other common names: hairy pepperwort.
Generic common name: WATER-CLOVER, PEPPERWORT.

Day Canyon: drying bottom of an ephemeral pool, July 2011.

Characteristics: Native.
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Family Aspleniaceae (Filicopsida | Polypodiales)

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Western Spleenwort
Asplenium vespertinum


Family: Aspleniaceae (SPLEENWORT).
Generic common name: SPLEENWORT.

Not photographed yet.

Characteristics: Native.

Status: CNPS List 4.2
If you see this in or near the SMM floristic region we'd like to know.
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Family Blechnaceae (Filicopsida | Polypodiales)

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Giant Chain Fern
Woodwardia fimbriata


Family: Blechnaceae (DEER FERN).
Other common names: western chain fern.
Generic common name: CHAIN FERN.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail, riparian woodland, August 2005.

Characteristics: Native.
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Family Dennstaedtiaceae (Filicopsida | Polypodiales)

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Western Bracken Fern
Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens


Family: Dennstaedtiaceae (BRACKEN).
Other common names: hairy brackenfern.
Generic common name: BRACKEN, BRAKE, BRACKENFERN.

Cold Creek Canyon Preserve: Cold Creek Canyon Preserve Trail, riparian woodland, December 2006.

Characteristics: Native.
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Family Dryopteridaceae (Filicopsida | Polypodiales)

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Coastal Wood-fern
Dryopteris arguta


Family: Dryopteridaceae (WOOD FERN).
Other common names: shield fern, California wood fern, marginal wood fern.
Generic common name: WOOD FERN.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, chaparral, June 2006.

Characteristics: Native.
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Family Polypodiaceae (Filicopsida | Polypodiales)

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California Polypody
Polypodium californicum


Family: Polypodiaceae (BRAKE).
Generic common name: POLYPODY.

Las Virgenes Canyon: riparian woodland, June 2006.

Characteristics: Native.
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Family Pteridaceae (Filicopsida | Polypodiales)

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Venus-hair Fern
Adiantum capillus-veneris


Family: Pteridaceae (BRAKE).
Other common names: southern maiden hair, common maidenhair fern.
Generic common name: MAIDENHAIR FERN.

Solstice Canyon: Solstice Canyon Trail, riparian woodland, October 2006.

Characteristics: Native.
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Maiden-hair Fern
Adiantum jordanii


Family: Pteridaceae (BRAKE).
Other common names: California maidenhair.
Generic common name: MAIDENHAIR FERN.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: Cheeseboro Ridge Trail, oak woodland, June 2006.

Characteristics: Native.
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California Lace-fern
Aspidotis californica


Family: Pteridaceae (BRAKE).
Generic common name: LACEFERN.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: burned chaparral, May 2006.

Characteristics: Native.
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Cooper's Lip Fern
Cheilanthes cooperae


Family: Pteridaceae (BRAKE).
Other common names: Mrs. Cooper's lipfern.
Generic common name: LIPFERN.

Dayton Canyon: chaparral, April 2009.

Characteristics: Native.
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Coville's Lip Fern
Cheilanthes covillei


Family: Pteridaceae (BRAKE).
Generic common name: LIPFERN.

Circle X Ranch: chaparral, March 2007.

Characteristics: Native.
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Cotton Fern
Cheilanthes newberryi


Family: Pteridaceae (BRAKE).
Other common names: Newberry's lipfern.
Generic common name: LIPFERN.

Coastal sage scrub, May 2007.

Characteristics: Native.
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California Cloak-fern
Notholaena californica


Family: Pteridaceae (BRAKE).
Generic common name: CLOAK-FERN.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: chaparral, Jan 2010.

Characteristics: Native.
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Coffee Fern
Pellaea andromedifolia


Family: Pteridaceae (BRAKE).
Other common names: coffee cliffbrake.
Generic common name: CLIFF-BRAKE.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, chaparral, June 2006.

Characteristics: Native.
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Bird's-foot Fern
Pellaea mucronata var. mucronata


Family: Pteridaceae (BRAKE).
Other common names: birdfoot cliffbrake.
Generic common name: CLIFF-BRAKE.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, chaparral, June 2006.

Characteristics: Native.
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Goldback Fern
Pentagramma triangularis ssp. triangularis

Other scientific names: Pityrogramma triangularis.

Family: Pteridaceae (BRAKE).
Generic common name: GOLDBACK FERN, SILVERBACK FERN.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: China Flat Trail, burned chaparral, May 2006.

Characteristics: Native.
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Family Thelypteridaceae (Filicopsida | Polypodiales)

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Sonoran Maiden Fern
Thelypteris puberula var. sonorensis


Family: Thelypteridaceae (THELYPTERIS).
Generic common name: MAIDEN FERN, MARSH FERN.

Encinal Creek: riparian woodland, Aug 2009.

Characteristics: Native.

Status: CNPS List 2B.2.
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Family Equisetaceae (Equisetopsida | Equisetales)

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Common Scouring Rush
Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine


Family: Equisetaceae (HORSETAIL).
Other common names: scouringrush horsetail, giant scouring rush.
Generic common name: HORSETAIL, SCOURING RUSH.

Topanga State Park: Santa Yenz Waterfall Trail, riparian woodland, August 2009.

Characteristics: Native.
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Smooth Scouring-rush
Equisetum laevigatum


Family: Equisetaceae (HORSETAIL).
Other common names: smooth horsetail.
Generic common name: HORSETAIL, SCOURING RUSH.

Zuma/Trancas Canyons: Upper Zuma Canyon, streamside, September 2007.

Characteristics: Native.
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Giant Horsetail
Equisetum telmateia ssp. braunii


Family: Equisetaceae (HORSETAIL).
Generic common name: HORSETAIL, SCOURING RUSH.

Encinal Creek: riparian woodland, Aug 2009.

Characteristics: Native.
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Family Selaginellaceae (Lycopodiopsida | Selaginellales)

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Bigelow's Spike Moss
Selaginella bigelovii


Family: Selaginellaceae (SPIKE-MOSS).
Other common names: spike moss, bushy spikemoss, moss fern.
Generic common name: SPIKE MOSS.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, chaparral, March 2007.

Characteristics: Native.

The spike mosses are vascular plants (unlike the true mosses) and are sometimes referred to as "Fern Allies".
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