CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
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Status: record botrychium_minganense - Wed, Dec. 8, 2021, 05:16 ET b
Botrychium minganense
common nameMingan moonwort
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life form rhizomatous herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 2B.2
LIST 2B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California, but more common elsewhere.
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
state rank
S3      ranking system key
global rank
G4G5      ranking system key
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (65):
Telegraph Peak (134D) 3411735, Monache Mountain (306B) 3611822, Templeton Mountain (329C) 3611832, Moses Mountain (331C) 3611836, Mount Silliman (353B) 3611866, Lodgepole (353C) 3611856, Triple Divide Peak (353D) 3611855, North Palisade (394D) 3711815, Kaiser Peak (416C) 3711932, Little Shuteye Peak (417B) 3711944, Convict Lake (434D) 3711857, Tioga Pass (454A) 3711983, Dunderberg Peak (471D) 3811913, Emigrant Lake (472B) 3811926, Cherry Lake North (473C) 3811918, Tamarack (491A) 3812041, Calaveras Dome (491B) 3812042, Boards Crossing (491C) 3812032, Caples Lake (507A) 3812061, Tragedy Spring (507B) 3812062, Bear River Reservoir (507C) 3812052, Leek Spring Hill (508A) 3812063, South Lake Tahoe (522B) 3811988, Emerald Bay (523A) 3812081, Loon Lake (524A) 3812083, Robbs Peak (524B) 3812084, Meeks Bay (538D) 3912011, Bunker Hill (539C) 3912014, Duncan Peak (540A) 3912025, Hobart Mills (554B) 3912042, Martis Peak (554D) 3912031, Norden (555D) 3912033, Sattley (571C) 3912054, La Porte (573B) 3912068, Blairsden (588D) 3912075, Onion Valley (589C) 3912078, Kimshew Point (591B) 3912184, Soapstone Hill (591D) 3912173, Canyondam (606A) 4012121, Humbug Valley (607A) 4012123, Humboldt Peak (607B) 4012124, Jonesville (607C) 4012114, Belden (607D) 4012113, Barkley Mountain (608B) 4012126, Butte Meadows (608D) 4012115, Diamond Mountain (622C) 4012036, Roop Mountain (623A) 4012047, Pegleg Mountain (623B) 4012048, Westwood East (623C) 4012038, Fredonyer Pass (623D) 4012037, Swain Mountain (624A) 4012141, Red Cinder (624B) 4012142, Westwood West (624D) 4012131, Mount Harkness (625A) 4012143, Lassen Peak (626A) 4012145, Grays Peak (626B) 4012146, Mineral (626D) 4012135, Antelope Mountain (641C) 4012058, Viola (644C) 4012156, Hatchet Mountain Pass (663D) 4012177, Covington Mill (667A) 4012287, Skunk Ridge (680D) 4112117, Seven Lakes Basin (682B) 4112224, Mumbo Basin (683A) 4112225, Shields Creek (691A) 4112043
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Amador (AMA), Butte (BUT), Calaveras (CAL), El Dorado (ELD), Fresno (FRE), Lassen (LAS), Madera (MAD), Mono (MNO), Modoc (MOD), Nevada (NEV), Placer (PLA), Plumas (PLU), San Bernardino (SBD), Shasta (SHA), Sierra (SIE), Siskiyou (SIS), Tehama (TEH), Trinity (TRI), Tulare (TUL), Tuolumne (TUO), Alaska (AK), Arizona (AZ), Colorado (CO), Idaho (ID), Maine (ME), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Montana (MT), North Dakota (ND), New Hampshire (NH), Nevada (NV), Oregon (OR), 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•Bogs and fens (BgFns)
•Lower montane coniferous forest (LCFrs)
•Meadows and seeps (Medws)(edges)
•Upper montane coniferous forest (UCFrs)/Mesic
blooming period Jul-Sep  
elevation range1455 - 2180 meters
Does plant occur in NEV Co.? Sensitive in ID, and endangered in OR. Threatened by grazing, trampling, fire, vehicles, habitat alteration, and logging and associated road usage. See Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 83(4):261-280 (1956) for comparison with B. lunaria, and Madroņo 36(2):131-136 (1989) for CA records.
full nameBotrychium minganense Victorin
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Additional information:
standard acronym  BOMI Element Code  PPOPH010R0
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
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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 Wed, Dec. 8, 2021 from

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