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Botrychium biternatum (Savigny) Underw.
Cut-leaved grape fern

Botrychium biternatum
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
In habitat in Citrus County, Florida

Family: Ophioglossaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Widespread in North America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Recorded as presumed Extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann, Bradley, Woodmansee 2002), based on a single collection from LaBelle in 1934. Reported as rediscovered in South Florida in Lee County in 2007 and at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, in the Collier County portion (Wilder & McCollom 2018).

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Botrychium biternatum available from :

Botrychium biternatum has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native

Botrychium biternatum has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Hendry County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Lee County Native

Botrychium biternatum has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Alluvial Forest
Mesic Hammock

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Botrychium biternatum
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
In habitat in Citrus County, Florida