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Pellaea andromedaefolia

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Pellaea andromedaefolia
Pellaea andromedaefolia
Pellaea andromedaefolia and Pentagramma triangularus
Pellaea andromedaefolia and Pentagramma triangularus

Species Name: Pellaea andromedaefolia
Common Name: Coffee Fern

An unusual dry fern. A novel choice for under oaks. Will spread slowly, ultimately providing an extensive groundcover.

Plant Family: Pteridaceae
Plant Type: Fern
Height by Width: 1' H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Creeping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Shade to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
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Flower Color:
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North Coastal Ranges, Sierra Nevada, Central & Southwest, Baja
Natural Habitat: Rocky or dry areas. Elevation 60-9,000'


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