Scientific Name

Pellaea andromedifolia (Kaulfuss) Fée

Family

Pteridaceae

General

     Native to California and Baja California.

CI

     Relatively common on north facing slopes.  Active from shortly after first rains (October/November) through mid to late May.

References

See this species on CalFlora.
The Jepson Manual (2012: 130, Pteridaceae, Ruth E.B. Kirkpatric, Alan R. Smith and Thomas Lemieux).
McAuley (1996: 372).

pellaea-5mar2013Pellaea andromedifolia on hillside to the south of Univerity Glen, CI (5 March 2013).

pellaea-7mar2013Pellaea andromedifolia on hillside to the south of Univerity Glenk CI, detail of frond (7 March 2013).

pellaea-5feb2013Pellaea andromedifolia on hillside above Camarillo Park entrance area, CI, note bed of the liverwort Asterella californica beneath the fern (5 Februrary 2013).

pellaea-1feb2013Pellaea andromedifolia on hillside to the south of Univerity Glen, CI (1 February 2013).

pellaea-2feb2013Pellaea andromedifolia on hillside above Camarillo Park entrance area, CI (5 Februrary 2013).

pellaea-19jan2013Pellaea andromedifolia on hillside to the south of Univerity Glen, CI (29 January 2013).

 pellaea-7feb2013Pellaea andromedifolia on hillside to the south of Univerity Glen, CI (7 Februrary 2013).

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Pellaea andromedifolia young shoot on north side of hill above (south) of Malibu Hall, CI camps (27 February 2014).

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Pellaea andromedifolia on steep slope to east of Camarillo Street, north of CI campus.  Not the clearest photograph, but it shows how the edges of the fronds curl around the edges concealing the sori (20 March 2016).