Taxon  Report   1123    
Botrychium simplex  E. Hitchc.
Little grape fern,  Little grapefern, Yosemite moonwort
Botrychium simplex
© 2005 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Botrychium simplex
© 2003 Norman Jensen
Botrychium simplex, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Botrychium simplex
© 2018 Belinda Lo
Genus: Botrychium
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Botrychium simplex ssp. simplex
PLANTS: Botrychium simplex ssp. typicum
PLANTS: Botrychium simplex var. laxifolium
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More information about  Botrychium simplex
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).