Lace-frond Grape-fern

Botrychium dissectum



This fern has varying appearances, with some having smooth edges and others with a lacy leaf look. Fronds are leathery and evergreen. They grow in shady uplands and wetlands. The spores mature in late summer.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Cutleaf Grapefern
Plant Family:Ophioglossaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Ferns
Fruit Timing:Spores mature early Sept to late Sept
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Shady
Light Range:Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet

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