Botrychium biternatum

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Southern Grape-fern


Also known as Botrychium dissectum

Plant Specifics

Size:.8 to 1 ft tall by .3 to .8 ft wide
Life Span:Annual
Flower Color:Green
Fruit Color:Green,NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses:Treasure this tidy fern if you have it in your landscape.
Considerations:Dies back during the summer.
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam
Soil pH:6.1 to 6.5


Native Habitats:Pine flatwoods

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures