Taxon  Report   1116 
Botrychium ascendens  W.H. Wagner
Upswept moonwort
Botrychium ascendens
© 2006 Aaron Schusteff
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Botrychium ascendens
© 2005 Steve Matson
Botrychium ascendens
© 2005 Steve Matson
Botrychium ascendens, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, (questionable).
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Botrychium ascendens
© 2005 Steve Matson
Genus: Botrychium
Yellow Pine Forest
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 22, 2018).

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