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Sonoran Desert Plants
Bommeria hispida (Mettenius ex Kuhn) Underwood (Hairy Bommeria)

Crater Range


Habitat: rocky slopes, mountains
Life Form: fern
Leaf Description: palmate-pinnatifid,ovate
Flower Color: no flowers
Flowering Period: non-flowering
Spines: spineless
Family: Pteridaceae (brake family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, J. Malusa, and T.R. Van Devender. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 3. Ferns, lycopods, and gymnosperms. Phytoneuron 2013-37, 1-46 page 14 (4.0 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Bommeria hispida (Mettenius ex Kuhn) Underwood (opens in a new tab).






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