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Myriopteris tomentosa [= Cheilanthes tomentosa]

Woolly Lippfern

Scientific Name:

Myriopteris tomentosa [= Cheilanthes tomentosa]

Genus:

Myriopteris

Species Epithet:

tomentosa

Common Name:

Woolly Lippfern

Plant Type

Fern/Clubmoss/Allies

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

“Dry outcrops of intermediate or calcareous metamorphic, igneous, or sedimentary rocks…uncommon…Primarily Appalachian.” Weakley 2018

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Plant

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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