Taxon  Report   1123 
Botrychium simplex  E. Hitchc.
Little grape fern,  Little grapefern, Yosemite moonwort
Botrychium simplex
© 2003 Norman Jensen
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Botrychium simplex, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Botrychium simplex
© 2005 Steve Matson
Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Botrychium simplex ssp. simplex
PLANTS: Botrychium simplex ssp. typicum
PLANTS: Botrychium simplex var. laxifolium
PLANTS: Botrychium simplex var. tenebrosum
PLANTS: Botrychium tenebrosum
More information about  Botrychium simplex
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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: Jul 19, 2018).

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