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Brewer's Cliff-brake
Pellaea breweri
  
About Brewer's Cliff-brake (Pellaea breweri) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Pellaea breweri is a species of fern known by the common name Brewer's cliffbrake. It is native to much of the Western United States. It grows in rocky habitat such as cliffs and mountain slopes. Pellaea breweri grows from a branching reddish-brown rhizome covered in hairlike scales. Each leaf is up to 20 or 25 centimeters long. It is composed of a shiny brown rachis lined with widely spaced leaflets. The thick, pale green leaflets vary in shape from lance-shaped to diamond, triangular, or spade-shaped, and are sometimes divided deeply into lobes, or into two smaller leaflets. The edges of each segment are rolled under. The sporangia are located under the edges. Pellaea breweri grows from a branching reddish-brown rhizome covered in hairlike scales. Each leaf is up to 20 or 25 centimeters long. It is composed of a shiny brown rachis lined with widely spaced leaflets. The thick, pale green leaflets vary in shape from lance-shaped to diamond, triangular, or spade-shaped, and are sometimes divided deeply into lobes, or into two smaller leaflets. The edges of each segment are rolled under. The sporangia are located under the edges.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Fern

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 9.5" - 110.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.87" - 4.46", Coldest Month: 19.9" - 46.2", Hottest Month: 40.0" - 70.3", Humidity: 0.82" - 20.13", Elevation: 3615" - 12863"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Brewer's Cliffbrake


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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