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Botrychium lanceolatum
lance-leaved grapefern, red triangle moonwort

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to Washington, and through the Rocky Mountains to New Mexico; circumboreal.

Habitat: Moist or wet places in the mountains, occasionally to high elevations

Spores: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Botrychium lanceolatum in the broad sense consists of two genetically and morphologically distinct taxa recognized here as B. lanceolatum and B. viride. These have also been referred to as the red genotype and green genotype, respectively.

Accepted Name:
Botrychium lanceolatum (S.G. Gmel.) Angström
Publication: Bot. Not. 1854: 68. 1854.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Botrychium lanceolatum (S.G. Gmel.) Angström ssp. lanceolatum [FNA2]
Botrychium lanceolatum (S.G. Gmel.) Angström var. lanceolatum [KZ99]
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Botrychium lanceolatum checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Botrychium lanceolatum information.

E-Flora BC: Botrychium lanceolatum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Botrychium lanceolatum photos.

USDA Plants: Botrychium lanceolatum information.

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