Botrychium neolunaria Stensvold & Farrar
Common Name: MOONWORT
Synonym: Botrychium lunaria
Coefficient of Conservatism: 7
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt Fern

Fields, open forests, usually in sandy soils, sometimes associated with limestone rock. 

Stensvold and Farrar (2016) have recently shown that our Michigan plants represent a genetically distinct, uniquely North American entity they have named Botrychium neolunaria, differing in details from the circumpolar B. lunaria, which occurs in North America only at high latitudes.


Alcona County
Alger County
Alpena County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Delta County
Emmet County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Luce County
Mackinac County
Marquette County
Schoolcraft County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. July 7, 2022.