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Sceptridium multifidum
leathery grapefern

Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest and in the northeastern counties in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, northern Great Plains, Great Lakes region, and northeastern North America.

Habitat: Open or shaded places, including meadows, wetland margins, and forest edge, from low elevations to the subalpine.

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Sceptridium multifidum (Gmel.) Tagawa
Publication: J. Jap. Bot. 33: 200. 1958.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Botrychium californicum Underw. [Abrams]
Botrychium coulteri Underw.
Botrychium multifidum (S.G. Gmel.) Rupr. [FNA2, HC]
Botrychium silaifolium C. Presl [Peck, ILBC5]
Osmunda multifida S.G. Gmel.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Sceptridium multifidum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Sceptridium multifidum checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Sceptridium multifidum information.

E-Flora BC: Sceptridium multifidum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Sceptridium multifidum photos.

USDA Plants: Sceptridium multifidum information.

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