Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11056 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Adiantum capillus-veneris L.
Common name   common maidenhair fern
J.G. Harris   3513  
   with M.W. Harris
Coll. Date 23 May 2004 
United States
Millard County
Locality Gandy Warm Springs, ca. 4.75 km west-NW of Gandy.
     Elev.: 5232 ft. (1595 m.)
Habitat Notes wet areas around springs. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 39° 27'  36" N, 114° 2'  14" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Adiantum capillus-veneris L.

     Adiantum capillus-veneris var. modestum (Underwood) Fern.
     Adiantum capillus-veneris var. protrusum Fern.
     Adiantum modestum Underwood

Common Name(s): common maidenhair, common maidenhair fern, venus hairfern.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=17308, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Pteridophyta
                    Class: Filicopsida
                        Order: Polypodiales
                            Family: Pteridaceae
                                Genus: Adiantum
                                    Species: Adiantum capillus-veneris


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11056s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05739s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07013s2.jpg 
specimen image: 12595d1.jpg 
specimen image: 12595c1.jpg 
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specimen image: 14002s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11067 Echinocereus engelmannii      "Engelmann's hedgehog cactus" same section
11058 Eleocharis rostellata      "beaked spikerush" same section
11055 Epipactis gigantea      "giant helleborine" same section
11062 Lomatium grayi  var. depauperatum   "stunted biscuitroot" same section
11057 Mimulus glabratus  subsp. utahensis  same section
11059 Nasturtium officinale      "watercress" same section
11061 Perityle stansburyi      "Stansbury's rockdaisy" same section
11060 Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia      "gooseberry-leaf globemallow" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Warm Springs (Spring) Millard County, UT 383 ft. SW 5246  Spring Mountain 
Spring Mountain (Summit) Millard County, UT 0.6 mi. N 6201  Spring Mountain 
Devils Gate Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 2659 ft. E   Mormon Jack Pass 
Indian George Wash (Stream) Millard County, UT 1.9 mi. E   Third Butte East 
Indian George Wash (Valley) Millard County, UT 1.9 mi. E   Third Butte East 
Swan Creek (Stream) White Pine County, NV 2.9 mi. E   Third Butte East 
Gandy (Populated Place) Millard County, UT 3 mi. E 4948  Gandy 
Warm Creek (Stream) Millard County, UT 3 mi. E   Spring Mountain 
Swan Creek (Stream) Millard County, UT 3.6 mi. SE   Spring Mountain 
Devils Gate (Gap) White Pine County, NV 3.5 mi. W 5827  Spring Mountain 
Petes Knoll (Summit) White Pine County, NV 4.7 mi. SW 6083  Spring Mountain 
Marble Vale Mine (Mine) White Pine County, NV 4.3 mi. W 5893  Spring Mountain 
Marble Monster Mine (Mine) White Pine County, NV 4.3 mi. W 5925  Spring Mountain 
Marble Wash (Valley) Millard County, UT 5.3 mi. SE   Third Butte East 
Little Valley (Area) White Pine County, NV 5.9 mi. NW 6070  Tin Springs Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Adiantum capillus-veneris  L.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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