Goldenback fern, Pentagramma triangularis by mgsbird. Pityrogramma triangularis
Common Name Goldenback Fern
Latin Name Pityrogramma triangularis
Native Habitat Below 7,500 feet on shady, dry southern California slopes (Often occurs with poison oak)
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam, low to high organic content, well drained
Water Once per month
Height X Width 2 feet x 2 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green first year, often purple thereafter, golden on bottom
Garden Suitability NA
Ornamental Value Attractive fern, black stems
Nature Value NA
Native American Uses NA
Links  
    Images http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_anno_query?query_src=&kwid=0024+3291+1998+0096
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/521.htm
    Images and data http://www.flickr.com/photos/mgsbird/2320085928/
    Images, distribution, and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=6234
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