Cochise Scaly Cloak Fern
This attractive desert fern is found across much of the Chihuahuan and Sonoran Deserts of the United States and Mexico and is easy to recognize by the simple pinnae or leaflets with the coppery-colored stem and undersides of the leaves. Both the tops and bottoms of the leaves are covered in tiny scales. Reportedly toxic to sheep, this and many other ferns like it were found in abundance in the Big Bend National Park of West Texas.
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