Calflora
Taxon  Report   1122    
Botrychium pinnatum  H. St. John
Northwestern moonwort
Botrychium pinnatum
© 2007 Shawn DeCew
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Botrychium pinnatum, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California, 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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one or more occurrences
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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Botrychium pinnatum
© 2011 Ryan Batten
Communities: Lodgepole Forest, Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Botrychium boreale var. obtusilobum
ICPN + PLANTS: Botrychium boreale ssp. obtusilobum
More information about  Botrychium pinnatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (BOPI)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2018).

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