Taxon  Report   1119    
Botrychium minganense  Vict.
Mingan moonwort
Botrychium minganense
© 2011 Aaron E. Sims
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Botrychium minganense
© 2011 Aaron E. Sims
Botrychium minganense
© 2011 Aaron E. Sims
Botrychium minganense, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, (questionable).
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Botrychium minganense
© 2011 Aaron E. Sims
Genus: Botrychium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Botrychium lunaria ssp. minganense
ICPN + PLANTS: Botrychium lunaria var. minganense
More information about  Botrychium minganense
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: Dec 15, 2018).

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