Common Name Bird's-foot cliffbrake, Bird's-foot fern
Latin Name Pellaea mucronata
Native Habitat Dry slopes 3,000 to 9,000 feet in California and Nevada
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width Maximum 1 foot X 1 foot
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green, fern-like
Garden Suitability Thornless, Mountain, Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value Fern-like, green fill or background
Nature Value Browsed by wildlife
Native American Uses Fronds used to make tea
Links  
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=6127
    Images and data http://hardyfernlibrary.com/ferns/listSpecies.cfm?Auto=163
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/149133/
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellaea_mucronata
    Images http://www.plantdelights.com/Gallery/Arizona2004/22508_G
    Data http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=200003501
    Images http://www.coestatepark.com/pellaea_mucronata_coe.htm
    Distribution http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=6571&flora_id=1
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PEMUM
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/458.htm
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