Taxon  Report   5872    
Notholaena californica  D. C. Eaton
California cloak fern
Notholaena californica
© 2012 Keir Morse
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Notholaena californica
© 2012 Keir Morse
Notholaena californica
© 2012 Keir Morse
Notholaena californica, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Notholaena californica
© 2012 Keir Morse
Genus: Notholaena
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Notholaena candida var. accessita
More information about  Notholaena californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).