Botrychium michiganense A. V. Gilman, Farrar & Zika
Common Name: MICHIGAN MOONWORT
Synonym: Botrychium hesperium
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt Fern
Status: T
Botrychium michiganense ex W. H. Wagner slide collection

Often on dunes, but rather local; also sandy open fields, sandy open woodlands. 


The basal pinnae are exaggerated in size, in contrast to the rest of the blade, which is often narrow and merely lobed. The stems are noticeably succulent. Michigan plants formerly recognized as Botrychium hesperium are referred now to this recently described species, B. hesperium being more western in range.

Locations

Alger County
Chippewa County
Huron County
Keweenaw County
Leelanau County
    Only on Manitou Islands
Marquette County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Sanilac County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1778.