Taxon  Report   101 
Adiantum capillus-veneris  L.
Common maidenhair fern,  Southern maiden hair, Venus hair
Adiantum capillus-veneris
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Adiantum capillus-veneris
© 2006 Trent M. Draper
Adiantum capillus-veneris
© 2012 Ron Wolf
Adiantum capillus-veneris, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Adiantum capillus-veneris
© 2006 Trent M. Draper
Genus: Adiantum
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Habitat: canyons [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Adiantum capillus-veneris var. modestum
PLANTS: Adiantum capillus-veneris var. protrusum
PLANTS: Adiantum modestum
More information about  Adiantum capillus-veneris
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 20, 2016).

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