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Wright's Cliff Brake (Pellaea ternifolia)

Wright's cliff brakeNote: the plant in this image has recently been identified as Pellaea truncata, not P ternifolia.

DESCRIPTION: Grows to 15" tall. Bipinnately compound frond. Each pinna (leaflet) has a slightly wavy margin that is rolled under. Adiantaceae or Polypodiaceae (Fern) Family.
NATURAL HISTORY: Grows on rocky slopes between 4000 and 8000'.


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