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Botrychium ascendens

Botrychium ascendens W.H. Wagner

Triangle-lobe Moonwort, Trianglelobe Moonwort, Triangular-lobed Moonwort, Upswept Moonwort

Ophioglossaceae (Adder's-tongue family)


USDA Symbol: BOAS2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches tall.


USA: AK , CA , ID , MN , MT , NV , OR , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , ON , QC , YT
Native Habitat: Grassy fields.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Botrychium ascendens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Botrychium ascendens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Botrychium ascendens


Record Modified: 2020-11-16
Research By: CBR

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