Species Details

Botrychium minganense

Mingan moonwort

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Photo of Botrychium minganense
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Photo of Botrychium minganense
© 2006 John Game
Scientific Name:
Botrychium minganense Victorin
Common Name:
Mingan moonwort
Family: Ophioglossaceae
Element Code: PPOPH010R0
USDA Plants Symbol: BOMI
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5
State Rank:
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 1994-01-01
Date Edited: 2022-11-29
Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
Blooming Period: Jul-Sep(Oct)
1455 - 2180 meters
4775 - 7155 feet
General Habitat:
  • Bogs and fens
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
  • Meadows and seeps (edges)
  • Upper montane coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Mesic
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 MadroƱo 36(2):131-136 (1989) for CA records.
Total Occurrences: 161
Element Occurrence Ranks:
11 48 22 11 1 68
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 15
Recent <=20 Years 146
Presumed Extant 160
Possibly Extirpated 1
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Alaska (AK), Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Idaho (ID), Maine (ME), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Montana (MT), Nevada (NV), New Hampshire (NH), North Dakota (ND), Oregon (OR), South Dakota (SD), Utah (UT), Vermont (VT)*, Washington (WA), Wisconsin (WI), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Amador (AMA), Butte (BUT), Calaveras (CAL), El Dorado (ELD), Fresno (FRE), Lassen (LAS), Madera (MAD), Modoc (MOD), Mono (MNO), Nevada (NEV), Placer (PLA), Plumas (PLU), Shasta (SHA), Sierra (SIE), Siskiyou (SIS), Tehama (TEH), Trinity (TRI), Tulare (TUL), Tuolumne (TUO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Antelope Mtn. (4012058), Barkley Mtn. (4012126), Bear River Reservoir (3812052), Belden (4012113), Blairsden (3912075), Boards Crossing (3812032), Bunker Hill (3912014), Butte Meadows (4012115), Calaveras Dome (3812042), Canyondam (4012121), Caples Lake (3812061), Cascade (3912162), Cherry Lake North (3811918), Convict Lake (3711857), Crocker Mtn. (3912084), Diamond Mtn. (4012036), Duncan Peak (3912025), Dunderberg Peak (3811913), Emerald Bay (3812081), Emigrant Lake (3811926), Fredonyer Pass (4012037), Grays Peak (4012146), Grizzly Valley (3912085), Hatchet Mtn. Pass (4012177), Haypress Valley (3912055), Hobart Mills (3912042), Hull Creek (3812011), Humboldt Peak (4012124), Humbug Valley (4012123), Independence Lake (3912043), Jonesville (4012114), Kaiser Peak (3711932), Kimshew Point (3912184), Kyburz (3812073), La Porte (3912068), Lassen Peak (4012145), Leek Spring Hill (3812063), Liberty Hill (3812031), Little Shuteye Peak (3711944), Lodgepole (3611856), Loon Lake (3812083), Lyonsville (4012136), Martis Peak (3912031), Meeks Bay (3912011), Miller Mtn. (4012167), Mineral (4012135), Moses Mtn. (3611836), Mt. Harkness (4012143), Mt. Silliman (3611866), Mumbo Basin (4112225), Norden (3912033), North Palisade (3711815), Onion Valley (3912078), Peddler Hill (3812053), Pegleg Mtn. (4012048), Red Cinder (4012142), Riverton (3812074), Robbs Peak (3812084), Roop Mountain (4012047), Sattley (3912054), Seven Lakes Basin (4112224), Shields Creek (4112043), Silver City (3611846), Skunk Ridge (4112117), Soapstone Hill (3912173), South Lake Tahoe (3811988), Sphinx Lakes (3611865), Swain Mountain (4012141), Tahoe City (3912022), Tamarack (3812041), Tangle Blue Lake (4112226), Templeton Mtn. (3611832), Tioga Pass (3711983), Tragedy Spring (3812062), Triple Divide Peak (3611855), Viola (4012156), West Haight Mtn. (4112251), Westwood East (4012038), Westwood West (4012131), Ycatapom Peak (4112217)
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.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads