CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record dryopteris_filix-mas - Wed, Dec. 8, 2021, 04:04 ET b
Dryopteris filix-mas
common namemale fern
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life form rhizomatous herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 2B.3
LIST 2B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California, but more common elsewhere.
     0.3: Not very endangered in California
state rank
S2      ranking system key
global rank
G5     G5: demonstrably secure to ineradicable
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (4):
Fawnskin (131C)* 3411638, Mount Barcroft (431C) 3711852, Station Peak (431D) 3711851, Bear River Reservoir (507C) 3812052
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Amador (AMA), Mono (MNO), San Bernardino (SBD)*, Arizona (AZ), Colorado (CO), Hawaii (HI), Idaho (ID), Illinois (IL), Maine (ME), Michigan (MI), Montana (MT), New Hampshire (NH), New Mexico (NM), Nevada (NV), New York (NY), Oklahoma (OK), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), South Dakota (SD), Texas (TX), Utah (UT), Vermont (VT), Washington (WA), Wisconsin (WI), Wyoming (WY)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Upper montane coniferous forest (UCFrs)(granitic, rocky)
blooming period Jul-Sep  
elevation range2400 - 3100 meters
Known in CA from only five occurrences in the White Mtns. Endangered in OR. See Madroņo 35(2):164 (1988) for information on second occurrence in CA.
full nameDryopteris filix-mas (L.) Schott
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym  DRFI2 Element Code  PPDRY0A0B0
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
Jepson Online Jepson Interchange  Jepson Manual and other resources
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Wed, Dec. 8, 2021 from

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