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Botrychium oneidense (Bluntlobe grapefern)
Brundage, Stephanie

Botrychium oneidense

Botrychium oneidense (Gilbert) House

Bluntlobe Grapefern

Ophioglossaceae (Adder's-Tongue Family)

Synonym(s): Botrychium dissectum var. oneidense, Botrychium multifidum var. oneidense, Sceptridium oneidense


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall, often shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating plant. Sporulates Aug - Sep. Sporangial clusters with sessile or short-stalked sporangia resembling a bunch of greenish brown grapes borne on long-stalked sporophores.


USA: CT , DE , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , ON
Native Habitat: Woodland,Swamp/Marsh

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: 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.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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