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Lepisorus thunbergianus (Weeping fern)
Cressler, Alan

Lepisorus thunbergianus

Lepisorus thunbergianus (Kaulf.) Ching

Weeping Fern

Polypodiaceae (Polypody Family)

Synonym(s): Pleopeltis linearis, Pleopeltis thunbergiana, Polypodium lineare, Polypodium thunbergianum

USDA Symbol: LETH6

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: To about 8 inches in height.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

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



National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACU
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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-05-08
Research By: JAM

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