Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07013 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Adiantum capillus-veneris L.
Common name   common maidenhair fern
J.G. Harris   3107  
   with D. Axford
Coll. Date 16 May 2002 
United States
Emery County
Locality Green River, Labyrinth Canyon, head of Bull Hollow.
     Elev.: 4215 ft. (1285 m.)
Habitat Notes moist drip walls, wash bottoms. 
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 38° 40'  42" N, 110° 6'  17" 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: 07013s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05739s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11056s2.jpg 
specimen image: 12595d1.jpg 
specimen image: 12595c1.jpg 
specimen image: 12595s1.jpg 
specimen image: 14002s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06413 Achnatherum hymenoides      "Indian ricegrass" 1.5 mi. N
06417 Amelanchier utahensis      "Utah serviceberry" 1.5 mi. N
06404 Amsonia tomentosa  var. stenophylla   "woolly bluestar" 1.5 mi. N
06397 Aquilegia micrantha      "Mancos columbine" 1.5 mi. N
07012 Aquilegia micrantha      "Mancos columbine" same section
07014 Astragalus episcopus      "Bishop's milkvetch" same section
07772 Castilleja linariifolia      "Wyoming Indian paintbrush" 1.3 mi. N
07773 Chrysopsis villosa  var. minor   "hairy goldenaster" 1.5 mi. N
07017 Comandra umbellata  var. pallida  same section
06398 Cryptantha tenuis      "slender cat's eye" 1.5 mi. N
07004 Cryptantha tenuis      "slender cat's eye" same section
07853 Dalea oligophylla     1.4 mi. N
06406 Dalea oligophylla     1.5 mi. N
06402 Encelia frutescens  var. resinosa   "sticky brittlebush" 1.5 mi. N
06412 Ephedra torreyana      "Torrey's ephedra" 1.5 mi. N
07005 Epipactis gigantea      "giant helleborine" same section
06275 Eriogonum corymbosum  var. orbiculatum   "round-leaf wild buckwheat" same section
06390 Eriogonum inflatum  var. inflatum   "desert trumpet" 1.5 mi. N
07015 Forestiera pubescens      "stretchberry" same section
06407 Fraxinus anomala      "single-leaf ash" 1.5 mi. N
07006 Gaillardia spathulata      "Colorado Plateau blanketflower" same section
06401 Gaillardia spathulata      "Colorado Plateau blanketflower" 1.5 mi. N
06403 Haplopappus rusbyi      "Rusby's goldenbush" 1.5 mi. N
06405 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" 1.5 mi. N
06399 Ipomopsis congesta  var. frutescens   "ball-headed gilia" 1.5 mi. N
06415 Juncus arcticus  subsp. littoralis   "mountain rush" 1.5 mi. N
07775 Oenothera cespitosa  var. navajoensis   "Navajo tufted evening primrose" 1822 ft. S
07854 Oxytenia acerosa      "copperweed" 1.4 mi. N
06414 Panicum virgatum      "switchgrass" 1.5 mi. N
06411 Plantago patagonica      "Patagonia plantain" 1.5 mi. N
06410 Polypogon monspeliensis      "rabbit's foot grass" 1.5 mi. N
06416 Populus deltoides  var. fremontii   "Fremont's cottonwood" 1.5 mi. N
06267 Primula specuicola      "cave-dwelling primrose" same section
06272 Quercus gambelii  var. gambelii   "Gambel oak" same section
07016 Rhamnus betulifolia      "birchleaf buckthorn" same section
06273 Rhamnus betulifolia      "birchleaf buckthorn" same section
06408 Rhus aromatica  var. simplicifolia   "skunkbush sumac" 1.5 mi. N
06400 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 1.5 mi. N
06276 Shepherdia rotundifolia      "round-leaf buffaloberry" same section
06269 Solidago altissima  var. altissima   "Canada goldenrod" same section
07774 Solidago velutina      "three-nerved goldenrod" 1822 ft. S
06396 Stephanomeria tenuifolia  var. tenuifolia   "narrow-leaf wirelettuce" 1.5 mi. N
06259 Thelypodium integrifolium  var. integrifolium   "tall thelypody" same section
06409 Xylorhiza glabriuscula  var. linearifolia   "Moab woody aster" 1.5 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bull Hollow (Valley) Emery County, UT 0.9 mi. SE   Moonshine Wash 
Three Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.1 mi. N   Moonshine Wash 
Trin-Alcove Bend (Bend) Grand County, UT 2.3 mi. N 4124  Tenmile Point 
Junes Bottom (Bend) Emery County, UT 2.5 mi. N 4003  Tenmile Point 
Tenmile Bottom (Bend) Grand County, UT 2.5 mi. SE 3977  Tenmile Point 
Tenmile Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 2.6 mi. SE   Dee Pass 
Keg Spring Bottom (Bend) Emery County, UT 2.8 mi. SE 3983  Tenmile Point 
Keg Spring Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. SE   Bowknot Bend 
Tenmile Point (Ridge) Grand County, UT 3.5 mi. NE 4351  Tenmile Point 
Bull Bottom (Bend) Emery County, UT 4.1 mi. N 4088  Tenmile Point 
Keg Point (Ridge) Emery County, UT 4.6 mi. S 4849  Bowknot Bend 
Saucer Basin (Basin) Emery County, UT 3.8 mi. W 4610  Moonshine Wash 
Hey Joe Canyon (Valley) Grand County, UT 4.2 mi. SE   Tenmile Point 
Lookout Point (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.8 mi. SW 4922  Keg Knoll 
Hey Joe Mine (Mine) Grand County, UT 4.5 mi. SE 4196  Tenmile Point 
Moonshine Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 5.1 mi. N   Jacks Knob 
Red Wash (Valley) Grand County, UT 5.5 mi. N   Green River SE 
San Rafael Valley (Valley) Emery County, UT 5.8 mi. NW   Horse Bench West 
Spring Point Canyon (Ridge) Grand County, UT 5.6 mi. SE 4761  Bowknot Bend 
Bowknot Bend (Bend) Emery County, UT 6.4 mi. SE 4324  Bowknot Bend 


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

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