Taxon  Report   1118 
Botrychium lunaria  (L.) Sw.
Common moonwort,  Moonwort grapefern
Botrychium lunaria
© 2011 Ryan Batten
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Botrychium lunaria
© 2007 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Botrychium lunaria
© 2014 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Botrychium lunaria, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Botrychium lunaria
© 2014 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Genus: Botrychium
Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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PLANTS: Botrychium lunaria var. onondagense
PLANTS: Botrychium onondagense
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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