OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Sceptridium lunarioides   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Botrychium lunarioides   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Andre Michaux
Botrypus lunarioides

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Holubiella lunarioides

 

COMMON NAME:
Winter Grapefern


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image of Sceptridium lunarioides, Winter Grapefern

Keith Bradley    kab_sceptlunarioides_k

March    Laurens County    SC

Blade prostrate; broadly triangular; segments small, roundish or fan-shaped, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Sceptridium lunarioides   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Botrychium lunarioides   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Andre Michaux
Botrypus lunarioides

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Holubiella lunarioides

 

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4002

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Habitat: Old fields, pastures, young forests, granitic flatrocks, juniper-oak-blue ash woodlands over limestone, cemeteries, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Sub-evergreen
Leaf consists of a 2-pinnate to 3-pinnate sterile blade & a fertile panicle

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring

 

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