Category Archives: Ferns

Lace Lip Fern

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The lace lip fern (Myriopteris gracillima) was known as Cheilanthes gracillima until recently. The taxonomy of Cheilanthes is very complex. On the basis of new phylogenic analysis Amanda Grusz and Michael Windham in 2013 proposed separating 47 Cheilanthes species from … Continue reading

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Leathery Polypody

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While camping at Bullard’s Beach State Park in Oregon, Leonard and I walked to the old Bullard Family Cemetery early one morning. The previous day we saw wren tits in the brush surrounding the cemetery and I wanted to photograph … Continue reading

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Bracken Fern

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I have not posted a fern in a long time. . . Bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum), a cosmopolitan plant found throughout the world, is considered one of the most abundant plant species. Its habitat is acidic, often sandy, soils, dry to … Continue reading

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Maidenhair Fern

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Except for the conifers, there is very little green growth visible at this time of the year where we live. I miss “green”  during the winter months and thus always enjoy heading to  more moderate and wetter areas,even in January … Continue reading

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