Cutleaf Grapefern Sceptridium dissectum (Sprengel) Lyon  Synonyms: Botrychium dissectum,  Botrychium dissectum var. obliquum,  Botrychium obliquum,  Cut-leaved Grapefern,  Dissected Grape Fern.

Description:

Highly variable. Sterile pinna can appear highly dissected and much less dissected, even side by side. Unlike similar Rattlesnake Fern, the sterile blade and sporophore diverge close to the ground.

There are 190 records in the project database.

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Cutleaf Grapefern in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/23/2018). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Cutleaf Grapefern in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/5/2012). Both the highly dissected leaf (sterile pinna) form and less dissected leaf form were present side by side. Compare this less dissected form with next image. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Cutleaf Grapefern in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/5/2012). Note highly dissected sterile pinna compared to above, though growing side by side. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Cutleaf Grapefern in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/5/2012). Same plant as above. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Cutleaf Grapeferns in Carroll Co., Maryland (10/6/2018). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

A Cutleaf Grapefern in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/20/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Cutleaf Grapefern in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/5/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

A Cutleaf Grapefern in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/2/2017). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Cutleaf Grapefern in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/3/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Cutleaf Grapefern in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/20/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Cutleaf Grapefern in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/19/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Cutleaf Grapefern growing in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/6/2017). Photo by Boyer and McDowell. (MBP list)

Cutleaf Grapefern in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/22/2016). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Cutleaf Grapefern in winter in Calvert Co., Maryland (2/10/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Cutleaf Grapefern growing in Worcester Co., Maryland (3/25/2017). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Cutleaf Grapefern in Harford Co., Maryland (12/6/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Cutleaf Grapefern (winter aspect) in Charles Co., Maryland (1/16/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Cutleaf Grapefern (sterile leaf and sporophyll) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/9/1978). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Cutleaf Grapefern in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/7/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)


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