Moonwort


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Moonwort

 

(Botrychium lunaria), a small fern (height, 5–30 cm) of the family Ophioglossaceae. The moonwort grows in meadows, thickets, and cut forests in Eurasia, America, Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand.

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So, 'moonwort' was originally known as 'moanwort', which fits well with the description of this plant's medicinal use contained in Culpepper's Herbal - in that book it is said to be able to 'cure the moans', and is used as a treatment for depression.
2:45 A PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF CRYPTIC MOONWORT SPECIES (BOTRYCHIUMs.s.:OPHIOGLOSSACEAE) USING rbcL AND trnL-F DNA SEQUENCES.