Plant Portraits:

The California Legacy of A.R. Valentien

Five Finger Fern: Adiantum aleuticum

This cold-climate Maidenhair fern is abundant on damp forest floors and cliffs in northern California, and ranges north to Alaska and across the Rocky Mountains. In this and other maidenhairs, the spore-bearing tissues are concealed beneath the rolled-under edges of the fan-shaped leaflets.

Five Finger Fern

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