Some of the ferns of Pinnacles thrive in riparian areas where water is available for most of the year. Other species, such as the bird's-foot fern, can be found in areas that are quite dry.
An Illustrated Checklist of Ferns at Pinnacles
AZOLLACEAE - Mosquito Fern family
BLECHNACEAE- deer fern family
DENNSTAEDTIACEAE- bracken family
DRYOPTERIDACEAE- wood fern family
POLYPODIACEAE- polypody family
PTERIDACEAE- brake family
Did You Know?
The night sky is vital to many plants and animals that call Pinnacles home and it holds many meanings for many cultures. An unpolluted night sky is especially valuable to humans wishing to experience natural darkness, shooting stars, or the Milky Way.