Pellaea ovata (Desv.) Weath.
Ovate-leaf Cliffbrake, Ovateleaf cliffbrake
Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern Family)
USDA Symbol: peov
USDA Native Status:
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.
Native Habitat: Found on rocky slopes and ledges in south Texas, Edwards Plateau and Trans-Pecos.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
BenefitInteresting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: High
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0650 Collected Jun 6, 1992 in Medina County by Harry Cliffe
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Pellaea ovata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pellaea ovata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pellaea ovata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: NPC