Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Dennstaedtia Family)

The Dennstaedtiaceae are only represented by one taxon in the Gila National Forest, Pteridium aquilinum. It is the tallest fern in most habitats here, although Athyrium felix-femina can be taller in moist environments and good conditions. The sori are marginal.

Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens (Western Bracken Fern)

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