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

Botrychium crenulatum W.H. Wagner
dainty moonwort (scalloped moonwort)
Ophioglossaceae (Adder's-tongue family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Species Information

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Deciduous perennial, 1-10 cm tall.
1- to 2-pinnate, 1.3-3 times length of trophophores.
Lanceolate, stalks 0.5-7 mm long; blades oblong, 1-pinnate, up to 6 cm long; pinnae to 5 pairs, well separated, with minutely round-toothed to sharp-toothed margins.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Marshy meadows and springy places in the montane zone; rare in NE (Fort Nelson) and SE BC (Flathead River area); S to WY, AZ and CA.

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.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Botrychium dusenii auct. non (Christ) Alston

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