Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Ferns and Allies




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This table has three columns in it providing access to the ferns and related spore producing plants on this web site.
All of these plants are also available in the main table of links as well.
The first column is sorted by plant families, the second by common name, and the third by scientific name.


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Family Name



  Aspleniaceae

Asplenium
vespertinum •

  Azollaceae

Azolla
filiculoides

  Blechnaceae

Woodwardia
fimbriata

  Dennstaedtiaceae

Pteridium
aquilinum var. pubescens

  Dryopteridaceae

Dryopteris
arguta

  Equisetaceae

Equisetum
hyemale ssp. affine
laevigatum
telmateia ssp. braunii

  Marsileaceae

Marsilea
vestita

  Polypodiaceae

Polypodium
californicum

  Pteridaceae

Adiantum
capillus-veneris
jordanii

Aspidotis
californica

Cheilanthes
cooperae
covillei
newberryi

Notholaena
californica

Pellaea
andromedifolia
mucronata var. mucronata

Pentagramma
triangularis ssp. triangularis

Pityrogramma
triangularis

  Selaginellaceae

Selaginella
bigelovii

  Thelypteridaceae

Thelypteris
puberula var. sonorensis










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Common Name



Bigelow's Spike Moss
birdfoot cliffbrake
Bird's-foot Fern
bushy spikemoss
California Cloak-fern
California Lace-fern
California maidenhair
California Polypody
California wood fern
Coastal Wood-fern
coffee cliffbrake
Coffee Fern
common maidenhair fern
Common Scouring Rush
Cooper's Lip Fern
Cotton Fern
Coville's Lip Fern
duck fern
Fern, Bird's-foot
Fern, California Cloak-fern
Fern, California Lace
Fern, California Polypody
Fern, Coastal Wood
Fern, Coffee
Fern, Cooper's Lip
Fern, Cotton
Fern, Coville's Lip
Fern, Giant Chain
Fern, Goldback
Fern, Maiden-hair
Fern, Sonoran Maiden
Fern, Venus-hair
Fern, Water
Fern, Western Bracken
Giant Chain Fern
Giant Horsetail
giant scouring rush
Goldback Fern
hairy brackenfern
hairy pepperwort
Hairy Waterclover
Horsetail, Giant
Horsetail, scouringrush
Horsetail, smooth
Lip Fern, Cooper's
Lip Fern, Coville's
Lip Fern, Newberry's
Maiden-hair Fern
marginal wood fern
mosquito fern
moss fern
Mrs. Cooper's lipfern
Newberry's lipfern
pacific mosquitofern
Polypody, California
scouringrush horsetail
shield fern
smooth horsetail
Smooth Scouring-rush
Sonoran Maiden Fern
southern maiden hair
spike moss
Spike Moss, Bigelow's
Venus-hair Fern
Water Fern
Western Bracken Fern
western chain fern
Western Spleenwort

Scientific Name



Adiantum
capillus-veneris
jordanii

Aspidotis
californica

Asplenium
vespertinum •

Azolla
filiculoides

Cheilanthes
cooperae
covillei
newberryi

Dryopteris
arguta

Equisetum
hyemale ssp. affine
laevigatum
telmateia ssp. braunii

Marsilea
vestita

Notholaena
californica

Pellaea
andromedifolia
mucronata var. mucronata

Pentagramma
triangularis ssp. triangularis

Pityrogramma
triangularis

Polypodium
californicum

Pteridium
aquilinum var. pubescens

Selaginella
bigelovii

Thelypteris
puberula var. sonorensis

Woodwardia
fimbriata