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Cheilanthes lanosa

Cheilanthes lanosa (Michx.) D.C. Eaton

Cheilanthes vestita (Spreng.) Sw.

Hairy Lip Fern

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionPteridophytaFerns
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
SpecieslanosaWoolly

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Cheilanthes lanosa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 14 Nov 2013.

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Cheilanthes lanosa (Hairy Lip Fern)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 16 × 12" (41 × 29 cm)

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