OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Botrychium simplex var. simplex   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Botrychium simplex   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Botrychium simplex var. simplex

 

COMMON NAME:
Least Moonwort


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image of Botrychium simplex var. simplex, Least Moonwort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_bosi_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Botrychium simplex var. simplex   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Botrychium simplex   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Botrychium simplex var. simplex

 

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2451

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in disturbed gravelly areas in spruce-fir forests, northern hardwoods forests, grassy balds, per Weakley's Flora

map
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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Leaf consists of a 1-pinnate to nearly simple sterile blade & a fertile panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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