Taxon  Report   6234 
Pentagramma triangularis  (Kaulf.) G. Yatskievych, Windham & Wollenweber
Gold back fern,  Goldenback fern
Pentagramma triangularis
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
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Pentagramma triangularis
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
Pentagramma triangularis
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
Pentagramma triangularis, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Pentagramma triangularis
© Glen Morrison
(many plant communities), Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Pentagramma triangularis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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 25, 2016).

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