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Moonwort

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Moonwort is also a fern-like plant known as honesty.

Moonwort
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Ophioglossophyta
Class:Ophioglossopsida
Order:Ophioglossales
Family:Botrychiaceae
Genus:Botrychium
Species

Moonworts are seedless vascular plants of the genus Botrychium, sensu stricto. They are small, with fleshy roots, and reproduce by spores shed into the air. Some species only occasionally emerge above ground and gain most of their nourishment from an association with mycorrhizal fungi.

The genus Botrychium formerly also included the genera Botrypus and Sceptridium.Template:Plant-stub

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