CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record botrychium_ascendens - Thu, Dec. 2, 2021, 16:27 ET b
Botrychium ascendens
common nameupswept moonwort
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life form rhizomatous herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 2B.3
LIST 2B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California, but more common elsewhere.
     0.3: Not very endangered in California
state rank
S2      ranking system key
global rank
G3G4   G3G4: Intermediate between G3 and G4
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (37):
Templeton Mountain (329C) 3611832, North Palisade (394D) 3711815, Mount Henry (395A) 3711827, Crooked Creek (412A) 3711841, Kaiser Peak (416C) 3711932, Mount Barcroft (431C) 3711852, Station Peak (431D) 3711851, Convict Lake (434D) 3711857, Lundy (470C) 3811912, Dunderberg Peak (471D) 3811913, Dardanelles Cone (490A) 3811947, Carson Pass (506B) 3811968, Ebbetts Pass (506D) 3811957, South Lake Tahoe (522B) 3811988, Emerald Bay (523A) 3812081, Echo Lake (523D) 3812071, Tahoe City (538B) 3912022, Meeks Bay (538D) 3912011, Royal Gorge (539B) 3912024, Hobart Mills (554B) 3912042, Cascade (574B) 3912162, Canyondam (606A) 4012121, Humbug Valley (607A) 4012123, Humboldt Peak (607B) 4012124, Jonesville (607C) 4012114, Butte Meadows (608D) 4012115, Roop Mountain (623A) 4012047, Red Cinder (624B) 4012142, Westwood West (624D) 4012131, Mount Harkness (625A) 4012143, Lassen Peak (626A) 4012145, Grays Peak (626B) 4012146, Gallatin Peak (640C) 4012056, Jacks Backbone (644B) 4012166, Viola (644C) 4012156, Skunk Ridge (680D) 4112117, Warren Peak (690B) 4112042
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Alpine (ALP), Butte (BUT), El Dorado (ELD), Fresno (FRE), Lassen (LAS), Mono (MNO), Modoc (MOD), Nevada (NEV), Placer (PLA), Plumas (PLU), Shasta (SHA), Tehama (TEH), Tulare (TUL), Tuolumne (TUO), Alaska (AK), Idaho (ID), Minnesota (MN), Montana (MT), Nevada (NV), Oregon (OR), Washington (WA), Wyoming (WY)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Lower montane coniferous forest (LCFrs)
•Meadows and seeps (Medws)/mesic
blooming period (Jun),Jul-Aug   Months in parentheses are uncommon.
elevation range1115 - 3045 meters
Possibly threatened by logging, trampling, and foot traffic. On watch list in NV, candidate for state listing in OR, and state-listed as Sensitive in WA. See American Fern Journal 76(2):36 (1986) for original description, and Madroņo 36(2):131-136 (1989) for discussion of Jonesville records.
full nameBotrychium ascendens W. Wagner
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym  BOAS2 Element Code  PPOPH010S0
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
Jepson Online Jepson Interchange  Jepson Manual and other resources
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Thu, Dec. 2, 2021 from

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