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Cheilanthes tomentosa (Woolly lipfern)
Cressler, Alan

Cheilanthes tomentosa

Cheilanthes tomentosa Link

Woolly Lipfern

Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern Family)


USDA Symbol: CHTO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.


USA: AL , AR , AZ , GA , KS , MO , NC , NM , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-02-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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