Species Details

Botrychium pinnatum

northwestern moonwort

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Scientific Name:
Botrychium pinnatum St. John
Common Name:
northwestern moonwort
Family: Ophioglossaceae
Element Code: PPOPH010V0
USDA Plants Symbol: BOPI
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4?
State Rank:
S2
Other Status: USFS_S
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.3 to 2B.3 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 1994-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-08-25
Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
Blooming Period: Jul-Oct
Elevation:
1770 - 2040 meters
5805 - 6695 feet
General Habitat:
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Upper montane coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Mesic
Notes:
Threatened by trampling and grazing. Threatened in ID, endangered in OR, and state-listed as Sensitive in WA. See American Fern Journal 19:11 (1929) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 8
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 3 1 2 0 2
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 2
Recent <=20 Years 6
Presence:
Presumed Extant 8
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Alaska (AK), Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Idaho (ID), Montana (MT), Nevada (NV), Oregon (OR), Utah (UT), Washington (WA), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Lassen (LAS), Modoc (MOD), Plumas (PLU), Shasta (SHA), Siskiyou (SIS), Tuolumne (TUO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Ash Creek Butte (4112241), Davis Creek (4112063), Etna (4112248), Grays Peak (4012146), La Porte (3912068), McCloud (4112232), Mt. Harkness (4012143), Swain Mountain (4012141), Tower Peak (3811925)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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Presumed Extant
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