Pellaea andromedifolia

          Chocolate Fern

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Pellaea-andromedifolia-sori

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Horticultural Notes

12 – 15″ by clumping          Coffee Fern has rounded, gray to coffee colored leaflets. The new growth is a brighter green. Although you can find it growing in full sun it usually is at home under the canopy of larger shrubs. There are some reported medicinal uses for internal injuries, fever and facial sores.[1]

[1] Timbrook, Jan. Chumash Ethnobotany, pg. 24.