CNPS Mojave Chapter Lecture Series: Fabulous Ferns

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Xerophytic Ferns of the Mojave Desert

The Mojave Desert is home to over 20 species of fern, most of which are found in dry, rocky habitats and are known as the xerophytic–“dry-loving”–ferns. Many of these species, although fairly common, often go unseen because of their size, their appearance, or their limited distribution. This presentation will discuss fern biology, identification of common species, and fern cultivation. Specimens from MDLT’s living collection will be on display.

Madena Asbell is Director of Plant Conservation Programs at the Mojave Desert Land Trust where she oversees MDLT’s Native Plant Restoration Nursery and the Mojave Desert Seed Bank. Madena was formerly the Director of Horticulture at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants in Sun Valley, CA.

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For more information, please contact Arch McCulloch