Kingdom: Plantae > Division: Pteridophyta > Class: Filicopsida > Order: Ophioglossales > Family: Ophioglossaceae > Genus: Botrychium > Species: Botrychium simplex

Botrychium simplex E.Hitchc.

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Atlantic - Unfavourable-Bad
Boreal - Unfavourable-Bad
Continental - Unfavourable-Bad
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 21 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • wetlands
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1419


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
DE4118301 Germany Senne mit Stapelager Senne Map
DK005X221 Denmark Sejerø Bugt og Saltbæk Vig Map
FI0200090 Finland Saaristomeri Map
FI0200112 Finland Langstet Map
FR7300871 France Plateau central de l'Aubrac aveyronnais Map
FR9101471 France Capcir, Carlit et Campcardos Map
FR9101472 France Massif du Puigmal Map
LV0523400 Latvia Ances purvi un mezi Map
SE0110092 Sweden Stora Nassa Map
SE0110241 Sweden Kalvskäret Map
SE0340096 Sweden Norsholmen Map
SE0430095 Sweden Falsterbohalvön Map
FR9400576 France Massif montagneux du Cinto Map
LTPLU0009 Lithuania Žemaitijos nacionalinis parkas Map
SI3000253 Slovenia Julijske Alpe Map
FR9402007 France Site à Botrychium simple et châtaigneraies du Bozzio Map
AT3305000 Austria Ötztaler Alpen Map
AT2219000 Austria Teile des steirischen Nockgebietes Map
SE0110385 Sweden Arholma-Idö Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Botrichio minore Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Dvärglåsbräken Swedish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Dvergmarinøkkel Norwegian Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning
Einfacher rautenfarn German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Enkelt Månerude Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Petit botrychium French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
vienkarša kekarpaparde Latvian Latvian NRC
No synonyms available.

Other resources

EoL Encyclopedia of Life
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (accepted) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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