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NC Native Plant Society:
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Botrypus virginianus [= Botrychium virginianum]

Rattlesnake Fern

Scientific Name:

Botrypus virginianus [= Botrychium virginianum]

Genus:

Botrypus

Species Epithet:

virginianus

Common Name:

Rattlesnake Fern

Plant Type

Fern/Clubmoss/Allies

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ophioglossaceae (Adder's-Tongue Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

in a wide range of fairly dry, mesic, and wet forests, cove forests; common. April-June.

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Fern Frond

Leaf Form:

Nothing Specified

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

Fertile fronds arise from the base of the blade.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/botrychium-virginianum/



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