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Pellaea mucronata  (D. C. Eaton) D. C. Eaton  var. californica  (Lemmon) Munz & I. M. Johnst.
California cliff brake,   bird's foot fern
Pellaea mucronata var. californica is a fern that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Parent: Pellaea mucronata
Genus: Pellaea
Family: Pteridaceae  
Category: fern  
PLANTS group:Fern
Jepson eFlora section: fern

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPNPellaea mucronata ssp. californica
JEFPellaea wrightiana var. californica
JM93Pellaea wrightiana var. compacta
PLANTSPellaea mucronata ssp. californica
Information about  Pellaea mucronata var. californica from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[Wikipedia] Range, Habitat: It is native to much of California, and parts of Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and Baja California, where it grows in various types of rocky habitat. The subspecies californica is limited to California, while ssp. mucronata can be found outside that state's borders. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/15/2024).