Pellaea ovata

Common Name:  Cliff Brake Fern

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frond, showing the zigzag in the rachis.  Also, notice how the rachis is light colored. fronds again--the midline in each frond segment is almost fluorescent!
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even more fronds! Pellaea ovata and P. atropurpurea, illustrating the differences between the two