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Southern Grapefern

Botrychium biternatum

Description:

Fern with sterile leaf frond and fertile panicle that bears sporangia Leaves usually last one season; occasionally last longer Fertile stalk arises near base of stipe or sometimes below ground level Sterile blade mostly 2-pinnate, the segments sharply serrulate Sporangia on branching segments at upper end of the fertile stalk Sporangia are sessile and approximately 1 mm diameter.

Habitat:

On ledge (floodplain) in wooded area above creek

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PucaK
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PucaK

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Aug 13, 2015
Submitted on Aug 13, 2015

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