Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Botrychium simplex var. simplex   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Botrychium simplex   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Least Moonwort