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Species Conservation Program: Species Rationale Index — Ferns and Fern Allies

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Recommendation: R2 Sensitive Species (SS)
Common Name Scientific Name 
trianglelobe moonwort Botrychium ascendens
Iowa moonwort Botrychium campestre
forkleaved moonwort Botrychium furcatum
narrowleaf grapefern Botrychium lineare
peculiar moonwort Botrychium paradoxum
groundcedar Lycopodium complanatum
club spikemoss Selaginella selaginoides

Recommendation: Not R2 Sensitive Species, But Should Be Considered For Other Emphasis Species Lists

Common Name Scientific Name 
common maidenhair Adiantum capillus-veneris
forked spleenwort Asplenium septentrionale
maidenhair spleenwort Asplenium trichomanes
brightgreen spleenwort Asplenium trichomanes-ramosum
alpine ladyfern Athyrium americanum
common ladyfern Athyrium filix-femina
common moonwort Botrychium lunaria
Mingan moonwort Botrychium minganense (B. lunaria ssp. minganense, B. lunaria var. minganense)
leathery grapefern Botrychium multifidum
pale botrychium Botrychium pallidum
rattlesnake fern Botrychium virginianum (B. virginianus ssp. europaeus)
fragile rockbrake Cryptogramma stelleri
spinulos woodfern Dryopteris carthusiana (D. spinulosa)
spreading woodfern Dryopteris expansa
dwarf scouringrush Equisetum scirpoides
woodland horsetail Equisetum sylvaticum
western oakfern Gymnocarpium dryopteris (Dryopteris disjuncta)
stiff clubmoss Lycopodium annotinum
sensitive fern Onoclea sensibilis
northern adderstongue Ophioglossum pusillum
Brewer's cliffbrake Pellaea breweri
Gastony's cliffbrake Pellaea gastonyi
smooth cliffbrake Pellaea glabella ssp. simplex (Pellaea glabella var. simplex, P. suksdorfiana)
Wright's cliffbrake Pellaea wrightiana (P. ternifolia var. wrightiana)
Rocky Mountain polypody Polypodium saximontanum
northern hollyfern Polystichum lonchitis
bluntleaf spikemoss Selaginella mutica
Underwood's spikemoss Selaginella underwoodii
eastern marsh fern Thelypteris palustris
New Mexico cliff fern Woodsia neomexicana

Recommendation: Not R2 Sensitive Species and Not of Concern

Common Name Scientific Name 
northern maidenhair Adiantum pedatum
reflected grapefern Botrychium echo
variegated scouringrush Equisetum variegatum (E. variegatum var. variegatum, Hippochaete variegata)
tree groundpine Lycopodium dendroideum
purple cliffbrake Pellaea atropurpurea
western polypody Polypodium hesperium
northern selaginella Selaginella rupestris

Recommendation: Insufficient Information Available to Make a Recommendation

Common Name Scientific Name 
Aleutian maidenhair Adiantum aleuticum (A. pedatum ssp. calderi)
scalloped moonwort Botrychium crenulatum
western moonwort Botrychium hesperium
lanceleaf grapefern Botrychium lanceolatum var. lanceolatum (B. lanceolatum ssp. lanceolatum)
northern moonwort Botrychium pinnatum (B. boreale ssp. obtusilobum)
little grapefern Botrychium simplex
mountain bladderfern Cystopteris montana
water horsetail Equisetum fluviatile
spiny-spore quillwort Isoetes tenella (I. setacea ssp. muricata, I. echinospora, I. echinospora ssp. muricata, I. muricata)
stiff clubmoss Lycopodium dubium (L. annotinum, L. annotinum var. pungens)
Watson's spikemoss Selaginella watsonii



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