Botrychium lunaria (L.) Sw.

Species in the Global Pollen Project's Master Reference Collection

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Common Moonwort

The moon is a symbol for fertility. Young moonwort plants evolve in pits at the foot of the adult plant. This display of fertility is reason enough to name the plant after the moon. The leaf resembles a key. In olden days, one believed that this key opened ports to the underworld. The plant has one leaf containing spores and one leaf without. Moonwort grows in the dunes on northern slopes, where i... © Copyright Ecomare (licence)

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