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Plant Details

Sceptridium dissectum [= Botrychium dissectum]

Cut-leaf Grape Fern, Dissected Grape Fern

Scientific Name:

Sceptridium dissectum [= Botrychium dissectum]

Common Name:

Cut-leaf Grape Fern, Dissected Grape Fern

Plant Family

Ophioglossaceae (Adder's-Tongue Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Fern/Clubmoss/Allies

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

Aug - Oct

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

Moist forests, clearings, old fields. Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Fertile Frond Close Up

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November 2007, Black Mountain, NC
M Baumeister

Frond

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November 2007, Black Mountain, NC
M Baumeister

B. dissectum fertile frond emerges from the ground B. virginianum emerges from the base of the branches on the frond

Frond

Very dissected, in early spring

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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