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Vorobik Botanical Art

P.O. Box 866, Lopez Island, WA 98261. 510-520-2423. vorobik@gmail.com

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Adiantum jordanii Copyright Vorobik

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California Maidenhair or Jordan's Maidenhair

Adiantum jordanii--click on image for detail view

Family: Pteridaceae

Original: Private Collection

Prints--200 edition, Giclee, Arches Watercolor paper, 11 by 14 inches

Cards--5 by 7 inches


California Maidenhair or Jordan's Maidenhair (Adiantum jordanii)

Family: Pteridaceae

This beautiful maidenhair fern occurs from southwestern Oregon south to Baja California, and occurs in the foothills of the Cascades and Sierra Nevada in California as well as within coastal communities. It is often found on serpentine, and most typically occurs on shady slopes or in moist crevices.
Other species of maidenhair ferns native to the western United States are the delightful Five-Finger Fern (Adiantum aleuticum, also known as A. pedatum) and the graceful Southern Maidenhair Fern (A. capillus-veneris). In the field, sterile hybrids can be found between A. aleuticum and A. jordanii, and have been called A. tracyi. Many species of Adiantum can be found in cultivation, and they each make a lovely addition to moist shade gardens throughout the west. The fronds are deciduous in the winter, but are delicately green and lovely throughout the growing season.