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Botrychium biternatum (Sparselobe grapefern)
Cressler, Alan

Botrychium biternatum

Botrychium biternatum (Sav.) Underw.

Sparselobe Grapefern

Ophioglossaceae (Adder's-tongue Family)

Synonym(s): Botrychium dissectum var. tenuifolium, Sceptridium biternatum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Fern
Size Notes: To about 1 foot in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating plant.


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-05
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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