The genus Cheilanthes includes xeric ferns, native to dry, mineral and sunny areas. The fronds are mostly evergreen, coated with hair, scales or white wax, that protect them from sun's rays and transpiration. The sori are enclosed under the curled pinnae margins.
Family : Pteridaceae.
The laminae are oblong-lanceolate and tripinnate. The top surface is lightly covered with spiderlike white hairs. The underside is cloaked with whitish hairs and scales. The sori are marginal with false indusia. It can grow in alkaline or acidic soils, in a rockery, in gravels, in full sun. Protect from moisture in winter. Evergreen. Height : 20/30cm. Hardiness : -20°C.From 6.00 €