Pellaea ternifolia Birdfoot Cliffbrake
XEROPHYTIC FERN. Leaves narrow, with all the leaflets in groups
of three (ternate). Leaflets narrow, spine-tipped, smooth on both
sides, dark bluish green. Stems dark brown or dark purple.
Rare in the Empires on granite outcrops. P. truncata is larger, with
triangular tripinnate leaves.
FAMILY: Pteridaceae (True Ferns)