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Leathery Grape-fern - Botrychium multifidum
Other Names:  Sceptridium multifidum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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General Description
Plants 10–45 cm. Trophophore shiny green, leathery, evergreen, 4–40 cm long, wider than long with up to 10 pairs of 1 to 2 times pinnate, overlapping pinnae. Sporophore 2 to 3 times pinnate, 1 to 2 times longer than trophophore (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
In MT from Lincoln to Glacier counties south through the Ravalli County and disjunct in Gallatin County; AK to Greenland south to CA, AZ, IL, and VA (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 36

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Habitat
Moist or wet, organic soils of meadows, forests; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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