E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Botrychium pedunculosum W.H. Wagner
stalked moonwort
Ophioglossaceae (Adder's-tongue family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Species Information

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Deciduous perennial, 5-25 cm tall.
1- to 3-pinnate, 2-4 times length of trophophores.
Broadly triangular or egg-shaped, with stalk from 1 cm long to slightly longer than the trophophore blades, 1-pinnate, up to 6 cm long; pinnae to 5 pairs, approximate to well separated, with entire margins and rounded tips.
Recently described, its distribution in British Columbia is poorly known.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to wet meadows and margins of willow thickets in the montane zone; rare in WC (Skeena River) and EC BC (Quesnel area); E to SK and S to MT, ID, and OR.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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