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Botrychium multifidum

Botrychium multifidum (S.G. Gmel.) Trevis.

Leathery grapefern

Ophioglossaceae (Adder's-Tongue Family)

Synonym(s): Botrychium californicum, Botrychium coulteri, Botrychium matricariae, Botrychium multifidum ssp. californicum, Botrychium multifidum ssp. coulteri, Botrychium multifidum ssp. silaifolium, Botrychium multifidum var. californicum, Botrychium multifidum var. coulteri, Botrychium multifidum var. intermedium, Botrychium multifidum var. silaifolium, Botrychium silaifolium, Botrychium silaifolium var. coulteri, Sceptridium multifidum, Sceptridium silaifolium

USDA Symbol: BOMU

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
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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 , CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , ND , NH , NJ , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SD , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NL , NS , ON , PE
Native Habitat: Savannah,Prairie/Meadow/Field

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FAC FACU FAC FACU FACU FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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