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Ferns and Fern Allies

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scientific family name, then by genus, and lastly by species name


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FERNS

Aspleniaceae
(Spleenwort Fern Family)

Aspleniaceae
(Spleenwort Fern Family)

Cystopteridaceae
(Bladder Fern Family)

Cystopteridaceae
(Bladder Fern Family)

Asplenium trichomanes
Cystopteris fragilis
Cystopteris reevesiana

Asplenium septentrionale

Asplenium trichomanes

Cystopteris fragilis

Cystopteris reevesiana

Grassfern

Maidenhair Spleenwort

Brittlefern

Brittlefern

 

Dennstaedtiaceae
(Bracken Family)

Dryopteridaceae
(Wood Fern Family)

Dryopteridaceae
(Wood Fern Family)

Polystichum lonchitis

Pteridium aquilinum

Dryopteris filix-mas

Polystichum lonchitis

Bracken Fern

Male Fern

Holly Fern

 

Polypodiaceae
(Polypody Family)

Polypodium hesperium

Polypodium hesperium

Western Polypody

 

Pteridaceae
(Maidenhair Fern Family)

Pteridaceae
(Maidenhair Fern Family)

Pteridaceae
(Maidenhair Fern Family)

Pteridaceae
(Maidenhair Fern Family)

Pteridaceae
(Maidenhair Fern Family)

Argyrochosma limitanea
Cheilanthes feei
Cryptogramma 
Adiantum capillus-veneris

Argyrochosma limitanea

Myriopteris gracilis
Synonym: Cheilanthes feei

Cryptogramma 
acrostichoides

Cryptogramma 
stelleri

Southern Maidenhair Fern

Cloak Fern

Slender Lip Fern

Rock Brake

Steller's Rock Brake

 

FERN ALLIES

Equisetaceae
(Horsetail Family)

Equisetaceae
(Horsetail Family)

Equisetaceae
(Horsetail Family)

Equisetum laevigatum

Equisetum arvense

Equisetum hyemale

Equisetum laevigatum

Field Horsetails

Scouring Rush

Smooth Scouring Rush

 

Ophioglossaceae
(Adder's Tongue Family)

Ophioglossaceae
(Adder's Tongue Family)

Ophioglossaceae
(Adder's Tongue Family)

Botrychium echo
Botrychium hesperium
Botrychium lanceolatum

Botrychium echo

Botrychium hesperium

Botrychium lanceolatum

Echo Moonwort

Western Moonwort

Lance-leaf Moonwort

 

Ophioglossaceae
(Adder's Tongue Family)

Ophioglossaceae
(Adder's Tongue Family)

Ophioglossaceae
(Adder's Tongue Family)

Botrychium minganense
Botrychium neolunaria
Botrychium pinnatum

Botrychium minganense

Botrychium neolunaria

Botrychium pinnatum

Mingan Moonwort

New Moon Moonwort

Pinnate Moonwort

 

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