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Cheilanthes lanosa (Michx.) D.C. Eaton

Hairy lip fern

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
ClassFilicopsida“Leptosporangiate” (has to do with how their spores form) ferns—includes most ferns
OrderPolypodialesPolypod ferns
FamilyPteridaceaeFerns that grow on rocks (mostly)
GenusCheilanthesFrom the Greek cheilos, “a lip,” and anthos, “flower,” in reference to the form of the membranous covering (indusium) of the spore-bearing parts

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Cheilanthes vestita (Spreng.) Sw.


Cheilanthes lanosa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Cheilanthes lanosa (hairy lip fern)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Mass­a­chu­setts · ≈ 17 × 12″ (44 × 29 cm)


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