Taxon  Report   10418    
Thelypteris puberula  (Baker) C. V. Morton
Showy maiden fern
Thelypteris puberula
© 2009 Duncan S. Bell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Thelypteris puberula
© 2009 Duncan S. Bell
Thelypteris puberula, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California, Arizona, Baja California, Sonora, Mexico.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Thelypteris puberula
© 2009 Duncan S. Bell
Genus: Thelypteris
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Meadows and seeps, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: riparian, seeps, meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Thelypteris puberula
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).