Michigan Moonwort - Botrychium michiganense
Botrychium hesperium s.l.
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This species recently has been split from B. hesperium, although it has not yet been formally published (Donald Farrar, Iowa State Univeristy). Some of the sites for B. hesperium almost certainly belong here. See B. hesperium for additional information on habitat and characteristics which are very similar.
This enity would be included within the concept of B. hesperium as used by the Forest Service on their Sensitive species list.
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Farrar (unpublished) indicates a relatively continous distribution from eastern WA and BC east to ON and MI and south to WY, SD, MN and WI.
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Various mesic habitat, including mesic grasslands and meadows, roadsides and moist forest bottoms.
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- Farrar, Donald. 2011. Moonwort (Botrychium) Systematics. Ada Hayden Herbarium. Iowa State University.
- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.