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Taxon  Report  
Botrypus virginianus  (L.) Michx.
Rattlesnake fern
Botrypus virginianus is a fern that is native to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNDDB
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Observation Search
(37 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Botrypus
Family: Ophioglossaceae  
Category: fern  
PLANTS group:Fern
Jepson eFlora section: fern

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
JEF + CNPSBotrychium virginianum
PLANTSBotrychium virginianum
More information about  Botrypus virginianus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

CNPS Inventory


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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 10/02/2022).