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Pentagramma triangularis - Goldback Fern

Pentagramma triangularis, or Goldback Fern will grow in sun or shade. It often grows with its roots tucked under a rock. Pentagramma triangularis grows 4-6" tall. The Goldback Fern is drought tolerant and will go Summer dormant when conditions are too dire. Cold conditions are not likely to be an issue either Pentagramma triangularis grows well above the snow line. Pentagramma triangularis grows nicely in dense shade and will tolerate full sun if the rhizomes are tucked under a substantial stone.

Pentagramma triangularis, Goldback Fern

Foliage of Pentagramma triangularis - Goldback Fern growing out of a crack in a rock. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other California native Ferns featured on this site:
Adiantum aleuticum
Adiantum capillus veneris
Adiantum jordanii
Adiantum pedatum
Dryopteris arguta
Myriopteris covillei
Pellaea andromedifolia
Polypodium californicum
Polypodium scouleri
Polystichum munitum
Pteridium aquilinum
Woodwardia fimbriata