Taxon  Report   2599 
Cystopteris fragilis  (L.) Bernh.
Bladder fern,  Brittle bladder fern, Brittle fern, Fragile fern
Cystopteris fragilis
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Cystopteris fragilis
© 2013 Trent M. Draper
Cystopteris fragilis
© 2006 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
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
© 2005 Steve Matson
Family: WOODSIACEAE   (PLANTS: DRYOPTERIDACEAE)
Genus: Cystopteris
Communities:
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:
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PLANTS: Cystopteris dickieana
PLANTS: Cystopteris fragilis ssp. dickieana
PLANTS: Cystopteris fragilis var. angustata
PLANTS: Cystopteris fragilis var. woodsioides
PLANTS: Filix fragilis
More information about  Cystopteris fragilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (CYFR2)

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 10, 2016).

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