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Pellaea glabella (Smooth cliffbrake)
Cressler, Alan

Pellaea glabella

Pellaea glabella Mett. ex Kuhn

Smooth Cliffbrake

Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


USA: AR , AZ , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MD , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , PA , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Rocky Bluff

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-09-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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