OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Monilophytes (ferns): Ophioglossoid Ferns (eusporangiate ferns): Ophioglossales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sceptridium dissectum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Botrychium dissectum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003)
Botrychium dissectum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 006-01-003:
Botrychium dissectum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cutleaf Grapefern, Dissected Grapefern


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image of Sceptridium dissectum, Cutleaf Grapefern, Dissected Grapefern

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbdissectum_and1

April    Anderson County    SC

In our area, forma obliquum is more common, often confused with B. biternatum, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Sceptridium dissectum, Cutleaf Grapefern, Dissected Grapefern

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbdissectum_and2

April    Anderson County    SC

Sterile blade segments entire to obscurely serrulate or crenulate, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Sceptridium dissectum, Cutleaf Grapefern, Dissected Grapefern

JK Marlow    jkm140907_363

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves broadly triangular in outline, about as broad as long, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Sceptridium dissectum, Cutleaf Grapefern, Dissected Grapefern

JK Marlow    jkm140907_366

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Forma dissectum is rare in GA-NC-SC, occurring primarily in the Mountains, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Sceptridium dissectum, Cutleaf Grapefern, Dissected Grapefern

JK Marlow    jkm140907_369371

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Fertile and sterile stalks joined far below the base of the leaf blade, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Sceptridium dissectum, Cutleaf Grapefern, Dissected Grapefern

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmb_dissectum

October        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sceptridium dissectum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Botrychium dissectum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003)
Botrychium dissectum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 006-01-003:
Botrychium dissectum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

 

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Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain of NC, SC, GA)

Look for it in moist forests, clearings, old fields, per Weakley's Flora

map
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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Leaf consists of a mostly 3-pinnate sterile blade & a fertile panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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