Taxon  Report   1123    
Botrychium simplex  E. Hitchc.
Little grape fern,   Little grapefern,   Yosemite moonwort
Botrychium simplex, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Family: Ophioglossaceae  
Genus: Botrychium
Subspecies and Varieties:

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSBotrychium simplex ssp. simplex
PLANTSBotrychium simplex ssp. typicum
PLANTSBotrychium simplex var. laxifolium
PLANTSBotrychium simplex var. tenebrosum
PLANTSBotrychium tenebrosum
More information about  Botrychium simplex

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 10/22/2021).