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Common (vernacular) names applied to California vascular plants

compiled by Elizabeth Painter

up to date as of May 1, 2016

Common names (also referred to as vernacular names) are applied differently at different times and places by different users. This list is compiled from many sources and is intended to be as comprehensive as possible. It is not intended to indicate which common name is correct or preferred. Please send comments about this page to Elizabeth Painter (

TaxonThelypteris nevadensis
Family common name(s)thelypteris; marsh fern
Genus common name(s)thelypteris; maiden-fern; maiden fern; maidenfern; marsh fern
Species common name(s)Sierra Nevada maiden-fern; Sierra Nevada maiden fern; Sierra Nevada marsh fern; Sierra marsh fern; Sierra wood-fern; Sierra wood fern; Sierra woodfern; Sierran marsh fern; Nevada marsh fern; Nevada wood fern
Noteswhen Sierra, Sierran are used as proper names, upper case preferable
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcNephrodium nevadense Baker; Parathelypteris nevadensis (Baker) Holttum; Dryopteris nevadensis Underw.; Dryopteris oregana C. Chr.
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