E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Botrychium simplex var. compositum E. Hitchc. [(Lasch) Milde]
least moonwort (little grapefern)
Ophioglossaceae (Adder's-tongue family)

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Distribution of Botrychium simplex var. compositum
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Species Information

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Deciduous perennial, 0.5-7 cm tall.
1-pinnate, 1-8 times length of trophophores.
Oblong to widely triangular, unstalked or narrowed into short stalks, usually simple; pinnae usually overlapping, up to 1.5 cm long, pinnules usually entire or shallowly lobed.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to wet vernal pools and ephemeral seepages in the lowland and montane zones; rare in S and EC BC; circumpolar, E to SK, disjunct E to ON, PQ and NF and S to MA, NH, NC, MS, IA, SD, CO, UT, NV and CA; Eurasia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

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