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Criteria:   found in Merced County  •   is native  •  group by lifeform
1074  records include photos for these plants # number of sources
Scientific Name Common Name Lifeform #
  Lifeform: Annual618 plants
  Lifeform: Perennial339 plants
  Lifeform: Fern21 plants
Adiantum capillus-veneris Maidenhair fern Fern 14
Adiantum jordanii California maidenhair fern Fern 4
Azolla filiculoides Mosquito fern Fern  
Azolla microphylla Mexican mosquito fern Fern  
Equisetum Xferrissii Ferris' horsetail Fern  
Isoetes howellii Quillwort Fern  
Isoetes nuttallii Nuttall's quillwort Fern  
Isoetes orcuttii Orcutt's quillwort Fern (aquatic)  
Marsilea vestita Hairy waterclover Fern 6
Marsilea vestita ssp. vestita Hairy pepperwort Fern 5
Myriopteris intertexta Coastal lip fern Fern  
Ophioglossum californicum California adder's tongue Fern (rhizomatous)  
Pellaea andromedifolia Coffee fern Fern 3
Pellaea mucronata Bird's foot fern Fern 2
Pellaea mucronata var. mucronata Bird's foot fern Fern  
Pentagramma triangularis Gold back fern Fern 3
Pentagramma triangularis ssp. triangularis Gold back fern Fern  
Pilularia americana Pillwort Fern  
Selaginella bigelovii Bigelow's moss fern Fern (mosslike) 2
Selaginella hansenii Hansen's spike moss Fern (mosslike)  
Woodwardia fimbriata Western chain fern Fern 32
  Lifeform: Shrub78 plants
  Lifeform: Tree17 plants
  Lifeform: Vine1 plant
Pink background indicates a plant is non-native.
! indicates a plant is potentially invasive.
NB: found in Merced County is intended to indicate only plants found growing in the wild. However, the evidence is not always clear, and may occasionally include plants found in cultivation. To verify the wild presence of any particular plant in the list above, please click through to Calflora and look closely at the observations in this county.