[Ferns of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Lace Lipfern, Lace Fern

Cheilanthes gracillima

Dorsal surface of a eaflet of Lace Lipfern, Lace Fern: Cheilanthes gracillima

Ventral surface of the leaflets of Lace Lipfern, Lace Fern: Cheilanthes gracillima - Lace Lipfern, Lace Fern: Cheilanthes gracillima

Close-up photos of lace lipfern as seen on a rocky outcrop above Washington Highway 14 at T3N R18E S14 in the southern part of the Goodnoe Hills of south-central Klickitat County, WA...........April 20, 2011.

Lace Lipfern, Lace Fern: Cheilanthes gracillima

Lacelip fern growing wedged in a rock crevice on a rock outcrop high in the Labyrinth in the mid-Columbia River Gorge...........February 28, 2010.

Lace Lipfern, Lace Fern: Cheilanthes gracillima - Lace Lipfern, Lace Fern: Cheilanthes gracillima

Lacelip ferns growing in rock crevices on the vertical basalt cliffs at Horsethief Butte, Columbia Hills State Park.............February 4, 2011. This site seems to be one of the largest, easy to access places to view this attractive fern. Unfortunately, it doesn't grow well in the garden because it is hard for us to recreate its rocky habitat. The spikemoss observed above the fern is Wallace's spikemoss (Selaginella wallacei).

Lace Lipfern, Lace Fern: Cheilanthes gracillima - Lace Lipfern, Lace Fern: Cheilanthes gracillima

Lace lipferns as seen in basalt rock outcrops above the old Sevenmile Hill Road on Sevenmile Hill, northwest of Chenoweth, Oregon.........February 15, 2016.

Paul Slichter