Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Matricary Grape-fern
Botrychium matricariifolium
Family: Ophioglossaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1

Dry to mesic open woods and thickets

Species Description:

Flowering Period: Early June to late August.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This species of grapefern is distinguished from the other species by the shape and size of the blade. The sterile blades are small, less than 7 cm in length and the blade is not very dissected with usually 10 or fewer pinnae. The fertile stalk is 1-4 cm long.

Avoid changes in moisture conditions at the site. These could result from overstory removal or changes in hydrology.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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