Calflora
Taxon  Report   11424 
Botrypus virginianus  (L.) Michx.
Rattlesnake fern
Botrypus virginianus
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
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Botrypus virginianus, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Botrypus virginianus
© 2000 John Game
Family: OPHIOGLOSSACEAE  
Genus: Botrypus
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS
PLANTS accepted name: Botrychium virginianum
Alternate Names:
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TJM2 + CNPS: Botrychium virginianum
More information about  Botrypus virginianus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 21, 2017).

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