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A Look at Ferns
As we wander through the forest trails and the byways, we often see so many ferns. For many people, they may all look the same, but taking a closer look at ferns reveals an astounding world of patterns and designs and variety. Come along and explore for a while!
Maidenhair Fern
Others find their niche in the crevices of rocks from sea level to high elevations. We will share a few images of the various species and show some of the subtle differences. Here we have the Maidenhair Fern, Adiantum aleuticum.

Sierra Marsh Fern
This close look at the leaves of the Sierra Marsh Fern, Thelypteris nevadensis, lets you see, when compared with the leaf below, the differences among ferns. As with the leaves of flowers, each species of fern has its own design.
The beauty of these ferns is shown here admirably by the Fragile Fern, Cystopteris fragilis.
Fragile Fern
Fragile Fern, Cystopteris Fragilis, is a rock hugger dwelling mostly on cliff faces and damp rocky areas as shown in this picture of its typical habitat.
Maidenhair Fern
Maidenhair Fern
Now we come back to this real rock and cliff lover, Maidenhair Fern, Adiantum aleuticum.
The leaf on the right shows the distinct pattern of this beautiful water-loving fern.
Nevada Marsh Fern
Another fern often found in the rocks and boulders is the Nevada Marsh Fern, Thelypteris nevadensis.
Yellow flowers of the Oregon-grape
Oregon-grape - Fruit
These two images show the underside and surface of the Nevada Marsh Fern. The spores are shown on the underside of the fronds which are are very narrow and separated.
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