Rock fern, Mulga Fern.
Cheilanthes sieberi subsp. sieberi.
Up to 0.3m.
Presence in Australia
Widespread. Throughout most areas of the region. Most common of the species.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, NT, WA.
Rocky ground in open forest, woodland, or exposed rocky slopes.
Ground ferns up to 30cm high, rhizome-tufted or short-creeping.
Generally prefers moist, well-drained soil in full or semi-sun.
May die back over summer and re-shoot in autumn.
From division or spore.
Attractive small fern for rockeries and pots.