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Cheilanthes horridula (Rough lipfern)
Cressler, Alan

Cheilanthes horridula

Cheilanthes horridula Maxon

Rough Lipfern

Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Fern
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate
Leaf Shape: Elliptic
Size Notes: Fronds up to about 2 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating plant. Sporulates Jun - Nov.


Native Habitat: Limestone slopes and ledges.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-09-29
Research By: DEW

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