Little Grapefern (Botrychium simplex)


Botrychium Simplex, or more commonly know as Little Grapefern, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Botrychium. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Botrychium Simplex or Little Grapefern's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Fern
  • Genus: Botrychium
  • Family: Ophioglossaceae
  • Order: Ophioglossales
  • Class: Filicopsida
  • Division: Pteridophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) CAN (N) GL (N)
  • State T/E Status: CT (SC) IA (T) IL (E) IN (E) MD (E X) NY (EV) OH (E) RI (SC) WA (S)
  • State T/E Common Name: CT (little grape fern) IA (little grapefern) IL (grape fern) IN (least grape-fern) MD (small grape-fern) NY (least moonwort) OH (least grape-fern) RI (dwarf grape-fern) WA (little grape-fern)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU) 3(FAC) 4(FAC) 5(FAC) 7(FAC) 8(FACU) 9(FAC*) 0(FACU)

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