Calflora
Taxon  Report   1117    
Botrychium crenulatum  W. H. Wagner
Scalloped moonwort
Botrychium crenulatum
© 2008 Sierra Pacific Industries
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Botrychium crenulatum
© 2011 Aaron E. Sims
Botrychium crenulatum
© 2012 Dylan Neubauer
Botrychium crenulatum, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Botrychium crenulatum
© 2010 Eric White
Family: OPHIOGLOSSACEAE  
Genus: Botrychium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows, freshwater-marsh, bogs/fens

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Botrychium dusenii
More information about  Botrychium crenulatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (BOCR)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 19, 2018).