Cystopteris fragilis

Fragile Fern
Cystopteris fragilis

Family: Wood Fern (Dryopteridaceae)
AKA: Brittle Fern, Brittle Bladderfern
Photo taken on: July 3, 2007
Location: Taylor Canyon, GV, CO
Life Zones: Plains to alpine
Habitat: Rock crevices

Grows to 1ft with fragile leaves that break easily.

Flora of North America reference.

Green & Brown Flowers & Ferns