Edge of the Prairiethe sand prairies and savannas of the Chicago region

    Botrychium matricariaefolium
    Daisy-leaf grape fern

This is a tiny, fleshy fern that can be found in early summer in very dry, open locations under black oaks and sassafras. It can sometimes be found in colonies, but would be easily overlooked.

Botrychium matricariaefolium, photo by Marty Lucas

This plant is listed as state endangered in Illinois and is listed as State Threatend (S2) in Indiana. This photograph was taken at Lena Park in Starke County Indiana by Edge of the Prairie editor, Marty Lucas.


Botrychium matricariaefolium on the fire effects information service, U.S. govt.

Endangered, Threatened, and Rare Vascular Plant Species Documented from Indiana, Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources.

An herbarium speciman collected July 7, 1969.


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