Botrychium lanceolatum (S.G.Gmel.) Ångstr.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Botrychium lanceolatum (S.G.Gmel.) Ångstr.

  • Description

    Species Description - Plants 6–40 cm, wholly glabrous; blade and sporophore reflexed in bud; blade supramedial, dark green, deciduous, sessile or with a short stalk to 6 mm, deltoid, mostly 1–6 × 1–9 cm, with 2–5 pairs of ± pinnatifid pinnae, the lowest pair of pinnae much the largest, the pinnae and pinnules mostly longer than wide; sporophore 1.5–9 cm, mostly bipinnate, its stalk mostly (0.5–)1–3 cm, surpassed by the blade; 2n=90. Circumboreal, s. in Amer. to Va., W.Va., O., Minn., Colo., and Wash. July–Aug. Var. lanceolatum, a stout, fleshy plant with the lobes of the pinnae 1–5 mm wide, broad-based, and apically rounded, is a subarctic and boreal plant of mt. slopes and meadows, s. to n. Me. (B. hesperium) Var. angustisegmentum Pease & A. H. Moore, a laxer and more membranous plant with the lobes of the pinnae 1–2.5 mm wide, rather distant, narrow at the base and apically acute, occurs in moist, shady woods and margins of swamps from Nf. to Ont. and Wis., s. to Va., W.Va., and O.

  • Common Names

    lance-leaved grape-fern