D Smith, F Leist, R Truit, J Baxter, L Webb
large and in wet seep
Leaf undersides have 2 rows of sori, characteristic of the chain fern. Growing on a hill slope, shaded by bay laurel trees.
Las Posadas State Forest
Woodwardia fimbriata, known by the common name giant chain fern, is a fern species in the family Blechnaceae, in the eupolypods II clade of the order Polypodiales, in the class Polypodiopsida. It is native to western North America from British Columbia through California, including the Sierra Nevada, into Baja California.