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Cryptogramma stelleri
fragile rock-brake, slender rock-brake, Steller's rock-brake

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in northern Washington; Alaska to northern Nevada, east to the Rocky Mountains; also in the Great Lakes region and northeastern North America.

Habitat: moist, shaded cliffs sand ledges, often on calcareous rocks, middle elevations to the subalpine.

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)


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Accepted Name:
Cryptogramma stelleri (S.G. Gmel.) Prantl
Publication: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 3: 413. 1882.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Pteris stelleri S.G. Gmel.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Cryptogramma stelleri in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Cryptogramma stelleri checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Cryptogramma stelleri information.

E-Flora BC: Cryptogramma stelleri atlas page.

CalPhotos: Cryptogramma stelleri photos.

USDA Plants: Cryptogramma stelleri information.

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