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Botrychium minganense

Botrychium minganense Vict.

Mingan Moonwort

Ophioglossaceae (Adder's-Tongue Family)

Synonym(s): Botrychium lunaria ssp. minganense, Botrychium lunaria var. minganense


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

It is distinguished from its close relative, B.lunaria, by its small size and yellowish green colour (as opposed to dark green). (Ferns of Grey & Bruce Counties)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Leaf Shape: Linear , Oblong
Leaf Margin: Crenate , Entire

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Notes: Sporangial clusters with sessile or short-stalked sporangia resembling a bunch of grapes borne on long-stalked sporophores.


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NH , NV , NY , OR , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NL , NS , ON , PE
Native Habitat: Riparian,Lakeshores

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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