Botrychium matricariifolium

Family (Traditional)Ophioglossaceae
SpeciesBotrychium matricariifolium (A. Braun ex Duwell) A. Braun ex W. D. J. Koch
Common NameDaisy Leaf Grape Fern; Matricary Grapefern
Growth Habitfern
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: fern; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 5.9
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (UPL), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[S1] KY[S1] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Letcher (KY), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1970 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0002252 Sullivan Tennessee 31 May 1999 James T. Donaldson
Botrychium matricariifolium
TENN-V-0002254 Washington Tennessee 15 May 1970 Ron Pearman
Botrychium matricariifolium
TENN-V-0002253 Unicoi Tennessee 12 May 2015 James T. Donaldson
Botrychium matricariifolium
APSC0104999 Letcher Kentucky
Botrychium matricariifolium
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Plant Photos

Botrychium matricariifolium - Joey Shaw
Botrychium matricariifolium - Joey Shaw
Botrychium matricariifolium - Joey Shaw
Botrychium matricariifolium - Joey Shaw