Theodore Payne California Native Plant Database

Pellaea mucronata

From California Natives Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search
Pellaea mucronata
Pellaea mucronata
Pellaea mucronata
Pellaea mucronata

Species Name: Pellaea mucronata
Common Name: Bird's Foot Fern

An unusual dry fern for hot sunny places. Planted in full sun, Bird's Foot Fern tolerates freezing to 110 degree temperatures. Great for the hot dry slope or a rock garden's hot spot.

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: Sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season:
Flower Color:
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North Coastal Ranges, High Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, Great Central Valley, Central- & South-west, East of Sierra Nevada, Desert Mountains, Baja
Natural Habitat: Rocky or dry areas. Elevation 60-9,000'


Care and Maintenance


Other Names

Personal tools