Definition of moonwort in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmuːnwəːt


  • A widely distributed fern with a single small frond of fan-shaped lobes and a separate spike bearing the spore-producing organs, growing typically in grassy uplands and old meadows.
    • Genus Botrychium, family Ophioglossaceae: several species, in particular B. lunaria
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    • Apparently moonworts produce only one leaf per year, which is split into two parts: one for photosynthesis and one for producing spores for reproduction.
    • Especially in the West, most moonworts are uncommon and hard to find even for known populations.
    • Only a small portion of moonwort populations emerge above the forest floor's leaves and needles.

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