Taxon  Report   6933 
Pteris vittata  L.
Ladder brake
Pteris vittata, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Genus: Pteris
escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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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 23, 2016).

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