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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.
- ‘Most readers have never heard of moonworts and those who have, may have never seen a live one.’
- ‘Apparently moonworts produce only one leaf per year, which is split into two parts: one for photosynthesis and one for producing spores for reproduction.’
- ‘I'll be disappearing into the northwoods of Minnesota for the next month or so, on the hunt for moonworts and goblin ferns.’
- ‘Slender moonwort is a small perennial fern with pale green leaves two to seven inches long.’
- ‘This living landscape includes an interesting group of small ferns called moonworts.’
- ‘There are seven species of moonworts known to occur in the flora of Denali National Park.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘All but the moonworts and grape ferns have fronds that, in the bud stage, are tightly coiled into the familiar fern crozier that is usually protected by a covering of scales or hairs.’
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