Taxon  Report   2599 
Cystopteris fragilis  (L.) Bernh.
Bladder fern,  Brittle Fern, brittle bladder fern, fragile fern

Cystopteris fragilis
© 2006 Steve Matson
Cystopteris fragilis, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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 Plant Characteristics
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Cystopteris fragilis
© 2006 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Genus: Cystopteris
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Alpine Fell-fields, (many plant communities)
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Cystopteris dickieana
PLANTS: Cystopteris fragilis ssp. dickieana
PLANTS: Cystopteris fragilis var. angustata
PLANTS: Cystopteris fragilis var. woodsioides
PLANTS: Filix fragilis
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 13, 2015).

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