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Botrychium lunaria

Moonwort

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height0.1m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Leaf ColourMid dull green

Description

Botrychium lunaria (Moonwort). This is a dwarf, perennial untypical fern with spadix-like spikes of spores looks like green flowers in the spring. They might be mistaken for small Arum plants.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fern

Other common names

Common moonwort

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Wild ferns

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -45°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Not usually cultivated

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