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Adiantum tricholepis

Adiantum tricholepis Fée

Hairy Maidenhair Fern, Fuzzy Maidenhair Fern

Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Fronds up to about 2 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating species. Sporulates Feb - Mar.


Native Habitat: Moist, shaded, limestone cliffs along streams and rivers, on boulders in creeks, among rocks on steep slopes.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Adiantum tricholepis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Adiantum tricholepis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Adiantum tricholepis


Record Modified: 2023-04-03
Research By: CBR

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