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Cysopteris fragilis

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Cysopteris fragilis

Botanical Name: Cysopteris fragilis
Common Name: Fragile or Bladder fern

A high elevation fern that prefers moist cliffs and thin soil

Plant Family: Dryopteridaceae
Plant Type: Fern
Height by Width: 6-12" H x 6-12" W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Drought deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable, acidic
Water Requirements: Moist
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: N/A
Flower Color: N/A
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Found throughout California.
Natural Habitat: Shady, moist rock crevices, meadows, banks, streamsides. Sea level to 12,000 feet elevation

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