Connecticut Plants
Narrow Triangle Grape Fern
Botrychium angustisegmentum (Pease & Moore) Fern.
  • Synonyms: Botrychium lanceolatum (S.G. Gmel.) Angstr. var. angustisegmentum Pease & A.H. Moore
  • Family: adder's-tongue (Ophioglossaceae)
  • Habitat: moist woods, moist meadows, and wetlands
  • Height: 3-12 inches
  • Location of spores: separate fertile portion of frond, which branches from the sterile portion at the base of the blade
  • Petiole (leaf stalk): greenish, smooth, fleshy
  • Growth pattern: single leaf
  • Persistence: deciduous
  • Origin: native

Photographed in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in early June.

This is the same fern viewed from above.

Photographed in Warren County, New York in mid-June.