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Cutleaf Grapefern
Sceptridium dissectum
Ophioglossaceae — Adder's-tongue family
Native
Cutleaf Grapefern
Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area
July 2014
Cutleaf Grapefern
Cutleaf Grapefern
Cutleaf Grapefern
Cutleaf Grapefern
Iron Hill
September 2018
Cutleaf Grapefern
Cutleaf Grapefern
Cutleaf Grapefern
Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area
July 2019


"Two forms of S. dissectum exist on the Delmarva: S. dissectum forma obliquum (Muhl.) Clute and S. dissectum forma dissectum. Forma obliquum is the most common, with trowel-shaped sub-leaflets, and forma dissectum is the extreme form with skeletonized leaflets cut into linear teeth. The two forms are often present within the same population." —William A. McAvoy

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