New York Natural Heritage Program
Common Moonwort
Botrychium lunaria (L.) Sw.
Kingdom: Plantae

      Phylum: Filicinophyta

           Class: Ophioglossopsida

                Order: Ophioglossales

                     Family: adder's-tongue family (Ophioglossaceae)


Additional Common Names [-]
  • Moonwort
  • Moonwort Grape Fern

Synonyms [-]
  • Botrychium lunaria var. onondagense (Underwood) House
    [This variety is now considered the shade form of Botrychium lunaria.]
  • Botrychium onondagense Underwood
    [This species is now considered the shade form of Botrychium lunaria.]
  • Osmunda lunaria L.
    [This is the original name applied by Linnaeus when he first described this fern.]