Botrychium ascendens — upswept moonwort
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New England distribution
Adapted from BONAP data
Non-native: introduced (intentionally or unintentionally); has become naturalized.
County documented: documented to exist in the county by evidence (herbarium specimen, photograph). Also covers those considered historical (not seen in 20 years).
State documented: documented to exist in the state, but not documented to a county within the state. Also covers those considered historical (not seen in 20 years).
Note: when native and non-native populations both exist in a county, only native status is shown on the map.
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Upswept moonwort is rare and widely scattered in North America, mostly in the West and Northwest. In New England it is confined to southwastern Vermont in meadows, quarries and grass-covered roadsides, where it occurs with the closely-related prairie moonwort (Botrychium campestre).
Anthropogenic (man-made or disturbed habitats), forest edges, meadows and fields
- New England state
- Features of leaves
- there are no special features on the leaves
- New England state
- Specific habitat
- edges of forests
- man-made or disturbed habitats
- meadows or fields
Usually occurs in non-wetlands, but occasionally in wetlands. (Wetland indicator code: FACU)
New England distribution and conservation status
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
Exact status definitions can vary from state to state. For details, please check with your state.
- extremely rare (S-rank: S1)
Native to North America?
From the dichotomous key of Flora Novae Angliae
2. Botrychium ascendens W.H. Wagner NC
upswept moonwort. VT; southwestern portion of state. Meadows, open quarries, grassy roadsides. This species sporulates ca. 10–15 days later than Botrychium campestre when both species occur at the same site.