Calflora
Taxon  Report   2599    
Cystopteris fragilis  (L.) Bernh.
Bladder fern,  Brittle bladder fern, Brittle fern, Fragile fern
Cystopteris fragilis, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial
Family: WOODSIACEAE  
Genus: Cystopteris

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Alpine Fell-fields, (many plant communities)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cystopteris dickieana
PLANTS: Cystopteris fragilis ssp. dickieana
PLANTS: Cystopteris fragilis var. angustata
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More information about  Cystopteris fragilis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CYFR2)


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 04, 2020).