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Botrychium hesperium
western moonwort

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to Oregon, east to the Rocky Mountains.

Habitat: Mesic, often gravelly, montane to subalpine meadows.

Spores: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)


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Accepted Name:
Botrychium hesperium (Maxon & R.T. Clausen) W.H. Wagner & Lellinger
Publication: Amer. Fern J. 71: 92. 1981.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Botrychium matricariifolium (Döll) A. Braun ex W.D.J. Koch, misapplied
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Botrychium hesperium in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Botrychium hesperium checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Botrychium hesperium information.

E-Flora BC: Botrychium hesperium atlas page.

CalPhotos: Botrychium hesperium photos.

USDA Plants: Botrychium hesperium information.

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