Botrychium minganense
Common Name: Mingan moonwort
Family: Ophioglossaceae
Element Code: PPOPH010R0
Full Name: Botrychium minganense Victorin

2011 Aaron E. Sims
Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
  • Blooming Period: Jul-Sep
  • Habitat: Mesic.
    • Bogs and fens
    • Lower montane coniferous forest
    • Meadows and seeps (edges)
    • Upper montane coniferous forest
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from CDFW
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 128
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    12 42 18 10 1 45
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    5 123
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
    127 1 0
Notes Glossary
  • Does plant occur in NEV Co.? Sensitive in ID, and endangered in OR. Threatened by grazing, trampling, fire, vehicles, habitat alteration, and logging and associated road usage. See Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 83(4):261-280 (1956) for comparison with B. lunaria, and MadroƱo 36(2):131-136 (1989) for CA records.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1994-01-01
  • Last Update: 2014-06-10
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 1455 - 2180 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • Other States: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Amador (AMA),  Butte (BUT),  Calaveras (CAL),  El Dorado (ELD),  Fresno (FRE),  Lassen (LAS),  Madera (MAD),  Mono (MNO),  Modoc (MOD),  Nevada (NEV),  Placer (PLA),  Plumas (PLU),  San Bernardino (SBD),  Shasta (SHA),  Sierra (SIE),  Siskiyou (SIS),  Tehama (TEH),  Trinity (TRI),  Tulare (TUL),  Tuolumne (TUO)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Monache Mountain (306B) 3611822,  Templeton Mtn. (329C) 3611832,  Moses Mtn. (331C) 3611836,  Mt. Silliman (353B) 3611866,  Lodgepole (353C) 3611856,  Triple Divide Peak (353D) 3611855,  North Palisade (394D) 3711815,  Kaiser Peak (416C) 3711932,  Little Shuteye Peak (417B) 3711944,  Convict Lake (434D) 3711857,  Tioga Pass (454A) 3711983,  Dunderberg Peak (471D) 3811913,  Emigrant Lake (472B) 3811926,  Cherry Lake North (473C) 3811918,  Tamarack (491A) 3812041,  Calaveras Dome (491B) 3812042,  Boards Crossing (491C) 3812032,  Caples Lake (507A) 3812061,  Tragedy Spring (507B) 3812062,  Bear River Reservoir (507C) 3812052,  Leek Spring Hill (508A) 3812063,  South Lake Tahoe (522B) 3811988,  Emerald Bay (523A) 3812081,  Loon Lake (524A) 3812083,  Robbs Peak (524B) 3812084,  Riverton (524C) 3812074,  Kyburz (524D) 3812073,  Meeks Bay (538D) 3912011,  Bunker Hill (539C) 3912014,  Duncan Peak (540A) 3912025,  Hobart Mills (554B) 3912042,  Martis Peak (554D) 3912031,  Norden (555D) 3912033,  Sattley (571C) 3912054,  La Porte (573B) 3912068,  Blairsden (588D) 3912075,  Onion Valley (589C) 3912078,  Kimshew Point (591B) 3912184,  Soapstone Hill (591D) 3912173,  Canyondam (606A) 4012121,  Humbug Valley (607A) 4012123,  Humboldt Peak (607B) 4012124,  Jonesville (607C) 4012114,  Belden (607D) 4012113,  Barkley Mtn. (608B) 4012126,  Butte Meadows (608D) 4012115,  Diamond Mtn. (622C) 4012036,  Roop Mountain (623A) 4012047,  Pegleg Mtn. (623B) 4012048,  Westwood East (623C) 4012038,  Fredonyer Pass (623D) 4012037,  Swain Mountain (624A) 4012141,  Red Cinder (624B) 4012142,  Westwood West (624D) 4012131,  Mt. Harkness (625A) 4012143,  Lassen Peak (626A) 4012145,  Grays Peak (626B) 4012146,  Mineral (626D) 4012135,  Antelope Mtn. (641C) 4012058,  Viola (644C) 4012156,  Miller Mtn. (645A) 4012167,  Hatchet Mtn. Pass (663D) 4012177,  Covington Mill (667A) 4012287,  Skunk Ridge (680D) 4112117,  Seven Lakes Basin (682B) 4112224,  Mumbo Basin (683A) 4112225,  Shields Creek (691A) 4112043
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. This data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 1593
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
California Native Plant Society, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California (online edition, v8-03). Website [accessed ].

3611822=Monache Mountain (306B) 3611822;3611832=Templeton Mtn. (329C) 3611832;3611836=Moses Mtn. (331C) 3611836;3611866=Mt. Silliman (353B) 3611866;3611856=Lodgepole (353C) 3611856;3611855=Triple Divide Peak (353D) 3611855;3711815=North Palisade (394D) 3711815;3711932=Kaiser Peak (416C) 3711932;3711944=Little Shuteye Peak (417B) 3711944;3711857=Convict Lake (434D) 3711857;3711983=Tioga Pass (454A) 3711983;3811913=Dunderberg Peak (471D) 3811913;3811926=Emigrant Lake (472B) 3811926;3811918=Cherry Lake North (473C) 3811918;3812041=Tamarack (491A) 3812041;3812042=Calaveras Dome (491B) 3812042;3812032=Boards Crossing (491C) 3812032;3812061=Caples Lake (507A) 3812061;3812062=Tragedy Spring (507B) 3812062;3812052=Bear River Reservoir (507C) 3812052;3812063=Leek Spring Hill (508A) 3812063;3811988=South Lake Tahoe (522B) 3811988;3812081=Emerald Bay (523A) 3812081;3812083=Loon Lake (524A) 3812083;3812084=Robbs Peak (524B) 3812084;3812074=Riverton (524C) 3812074;3812073=Kyburz (524D) 3812073;3912011=Meeks Bay (538D) 3912011;3912014=Bunker Hill (539C) 3912014;3912025=Duncan Peak (540A) 3912025;3912042=Hobart Mills (554B) 3912042;3912031=Martis Peak (554D) 3912031;3912033=Norden (555D) 3912033;3912054=Sattley (571C) 3912054;3912068=La Porte (573B) 3912068;3912075=Blairsden (588D) 3912075;3912078=Onion Valley (589C) 3912078;3912184=Kimshew Point (591B) 3912184;3912173=Soapstone Hill (591D) 3912173;4012121=Canyondam (606A) 4012121;4012123=Humbug Valley (607A) 4012123;4012124=Humboldt Peak (607B) 4012124;4012114=Jonesville (607C) 4012114;4012113=Belden (607D) 4012113;4012126=Barkley Mtn. (608B) 4012126;4012115=Butte Meadows (608D) 4012115;4012036=Diamond Mtn. (622C) 4012036;4012047=Roop Mountain (623A) 4012047;4012048=Pegleg Mtn. (623B) 4012048;4012038=Westwood East (623C) 4012038;4012037=Fredonyer Pass (623D) 4012037;4012141=Swain Mountain (624A) 4012141;4012142=Red Cinder (624B) 4012142;4012131=Westwood West (624D) 4012131;4012143=Mt. Harkness (625A) 4012143;4012145=Lassen Peak (626A) 4012145;4012146=Grays Peak (626B) 4012146;4012135=Mineral (626D) 4012135;4012058=Antelope Mtn. (641C) 4012058;4012156=Viola (644C) 4012156;4012167=Miller Mtn. (645A) 4012167;4012177=Hatchet Mtn. Pass (663D) 4012177;4012287=Covington Mill (667A) 4012287;4112117=Skunk Ridge (680D) 4112117;4112224=Seven Lakes Basin (682B) 4112224;4112225=Mumbo Basin (683A) 4112225;4112043=Shields Creek (691A) 4112043