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Botrychium lunaria

Common moonwort

Ophioglossaceae (Adder's-Tongue Family)

USDA Symbol: BOLU

USDA Native Status:

The small size and short life of the frond probably cause this plant to be overlooked, but it has become very rare in recent decades and may no longer be present. (Ferns of Grey & Bruce Counties)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Leaf Shape: Oblong
Leaf Margin: Entire , Undulate
Leaf: Green
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Notes: Sporangial clusters with sessile or short-stalked sporangia resembling a bunch of grapes borne on long-stalked sporophores.

Distribution

USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NH , NM , NV , NY , OR , PA , SD , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NL , NS , ON , PE
Native Habitat: Savannah,Prairie/Meadow/Field

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Botrychium lunaria in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Botrychium lunaria in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Botrychium lunaria

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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