Calflora
Taxon  Report   1118    
Botrychium lunaria  (L.) Sw.
Common moonwort,  Moonwort grapefern
Botrychium lunaria, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: OPHIOGLOSSACEAE  
Genus: Botrychium
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Communities: Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Botrychium lunaria var. onondagense
PLANTS: Botrychium onondagense
More information about  Botrychium lunaria
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (BOLU)


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 26, 2019).