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Lip Fern

Cheilanthes sp.


Green fern, native and endemic to California.


Daley Ranch trailhead


Possibly C. cooperae

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Lip Fern
Cheilanthes sp. Cheilanthes

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Seema 7 years ago

I saw ashen ferns in hills in Riverside county...I think, the fern is this genus only..

CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

Thank you for the ID and information Craig! I really like finding native plants on my hikes, especially if they're endemic :)

craigwilliams 8 years ago

Thanks for these Cindy, I love this genus! They're often poikilohydric, like the resurrection fern, capable of withstanding almost total desiccation! Apparently there are ten species endemic to California and I don't know how many others that are native but found elsewhere.

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 18, 2012
Submitted on Jan 18, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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