Giant Chain Fern Plant of the Month
for December, 2019

Each month, we feature a plant of the San Gabriel Mountains. The Plant-of-the-Month page is taken from the interactive CD-ROM, Plants of the San Gabriel Mountains: Foothills and Canyons V2.0.

This very large fern is evergreen, so we can enjoy it in moist canyons of the San Gabriel Mountains, even in winter. It is the largest fern that is native to Californis.

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Plant of the Month Archive

  2012 - 2015 Archive  
November, 2019

Round-leaved Boykinia

Round-leaved Boykinia
(Boykinia rotundifolia)



October, 2019

Burr Ragweed

Burr Ragweed
(Ambrosia acanthicarpa)



September, 2019

Holly-leaf Cherry

Holly-leaf Cherry
(Prunus ilicifolia)



August, 2019

Narrowleaf Bedstraw

Narrowleaf Bedstraw
(Galium angustifolium)



July, 2019

White Sage

White Sage
(Salvia apiana)



June, 2019

Soap Plant

Soap Plant
(Chlorogalum pomeridianum)



May, 2019

Whispering Bells

Whispering Bells
(Emmenanthe penduliflora)



April, 2019

Wild Sweet Pea

Wild Sweet Pea
(Lathyrus vestitus)



March, 2019

Arroyo Lupine

Arroyo Lupine
(Lupinus succulentus)



February, 2019

Two-tone Everlasting

Two-tone Everlasting
(Pellaea andromedifolia)



January, 2019

Coffee Fern

Coffee Fern
(Pellaea andromedifolia)



December, 2018

Bigelow's Spike-moss

Bigelow's Spike-moss
(Selaginella bigelovii)



November, 2018

Creeping Snowberry

Creeping Snowberry
(Symphoricarpos mollis)



September, 2018

Mugwort

Mugwort
(Artemisia douglasiana)



August, 2018

Chaparral Whitethorn

Chaparral Whitethorn
(Ceanothus leucodermis)



July, 2018

White Hedge-nettle

White Hedge-nettle
(Stachys albens)



June, 2018

San Gabriel Mountains Liveforever

San Gabriel Mountains Liveforever
(Dudleya densiflora)



May, 2018

Eucrypta

Eucrypta
(Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia)



April, 2018

Tansy Mustard

Tansy Mustard
(Descurainia pinnata)



March, 2018

Western Sycamore

Westerm Sycamore
(Platanus racemosa)



February, 2018

Sandmat

Sandmat
(Chamaesyce melanadenia)



January, 2018

California Blackberry

California Blackberry
(Rubus ursinus)



December, 2017

Canyon Liveforever

Canyon Liveforever
(Dudleya cymosa)



November, 2017

Telegraph Weed

Telegraph Weed
(Heterotheca grandiflora)



October, 2017

Mountain Mahogany

Mountain Mahogany
(Cercocarpus betuloides)



July, 2017

Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle
(Urtica dioica)



June, 2017

Plummer’s Mariposa Lily

Plummer’s Mariposa Lily
(Calochortus plummerae)



May, 2017

Matilija Poppy

Matilija Poppy
(Romneya coulteri)



April, 2017

Twining Snapdragon

Twingin Snapdragon
(Antirrhinum kelloggii)



March, 2017

Fiddleneck

Fiddleneck
(Amsinckia menziesii)



February, 2017

Transverse Range Manzanita

Transverse Range Manzanita
(Arctostaphylos glandulosa)



January, 2017

Basket Bush

Basket Bush
(Rhus aromatica)



December, 2016

San Gabriel Mountains Leather Oak

San Gabriel Mountains Leather Oak
(Quercus durata)



November, 2016

Nevin’s Brickelbush

Nevin’s Brickelbush
(Brickellia nevinii)



October, 2016

Southern Maidenhair Fern

Southern Maidenhair Fern
(Adiantum capillus-veneris)



September, 2016

Coyote Brush

Coyote Brush
(Baccharis pilularis)



August, 2016

Chicoryleaf Wirelettuce

Chicoryleaf Wirelettuce
(Stephanomeria cichoriacea)



July, 2016

Wild Tarragon

Wild Tarragon
(Artemisia dracunculus)



June, 2016

Urn-flowered Alumroot

Urn-flowered Alumroot
(Heuchera caespitosa)



May, 2016

White Fairy Lantern

White Fairy Lantern
(Calochortus albus)



April, 2016

Wavyleaf Indian Paintbrush

Wavyleaf Indian Paintbrush
(Castilleja applegatei)



March, 2016

Sticky Monkeyflower

Sticky Monkeyflower
(Mimulus aurantiacus)



February, 2016

Lemonadeberry

Lemonadeberry
(Rhus integrifolia)



January, 2016

Mule Fat

Mule Fat
(Baccharis_salicifolia)



  2012 - 2015 Archives  

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