Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Botrychium lunaria (L.) Sw. image
Photographer: Dennis W. Woodland           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Arthur Meeks

Kurt Stüber
Family Ophioglossaceae
Botrychium lunaria (L.) Sw.
common moonwort, moonwort grape fern
Botrychium: diminutive of Greek botrus for "a cluster of grapes" from fruit display
lunaria: Latin lina for moon
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
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Status: Endangered
Plant: perennial fern
Habitat: open areas

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Flora of North America (off site)
Botrychium lunaria (L.) Sw. var. onondagense (Underw.) House
Botrychium onondagense Underw.
Osmunda lunaria L.

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