CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record botrychium_lunaria - Mon, Dec. 6, 2021, 00:12 ET b
Botrychium lunaria
common namecommon 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
G5     G5: demonstrably secure to ineradicable
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (6):
Lee Vining (453A) 3711981, Dunderberg Peak (471D) 3811913, Hobart Mills (554B) 3912042, Warren Peak (690B) 4112042, Davis Creek (708A) 4112063, Mount Bidwell (724B) 4112082
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Mono (MNO), Modoc (MOD), Nevada (NEV), Sierra (SIE)?, Tulare (TUL), Tuolumne (TUO), Alaska (AK), Arizona (AZ), Colorado (CO), Idaho (ID), Massachusetts (MA), Maine (ME), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Montana (MT), North Dakota (ND), New Mexico (NM), Nevada (NV), New York (NY), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), South Dakota (SD)*, Utah (UT), Vermont (VT)*, Washington (WA), Wisconsin (WI), Wyoming (WY)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Meadows and seeps (Medws)
•Subalpine coniferous forest (SCFrs)
•Upper montane coniferous forest (UCFrs)
blooming period Aug  
elevation range1980 - 3400 meters
Does plant occur in SIE Co.? Need quads for MNO and TUO counties. Possibly threatened by grazing. On review list in ID, endangered in OR, and state-listed as Sensitive in WA.
full nameBotrychium lunaria (L.) Sw.
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym  BOLU Element Code  PPOPH01080
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 Mon, Dec. 6, 2021 from

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