Pteridaceae – Maidenhair Fern Family

Plants in the worldwide, but especially arid Maidenhair Fern Family (Pteridaceae) are scaly, perennial herbs with a creeping to erect rhizome, bipinnately compound leaves (fronds) with generally thin, wiry petioles and round, oblong, or fan-shaped leaflets.

Listed below are some of the southeastern Arizona plants in this family.