Calflora
Taxon  Report   11424    
Botrypus virginianus  (L.) Michx.
Rattlesnake fern
Botrypus virginianus, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: OPHIOGLOSSACEAE  
Genus: Botrypus
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

PLANTS accepted name:
Botrychium virginianum

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS: Botrychium virginianum
More information about  Botrypus virginianus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora
Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images

Consortium of California Herbaria


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Feb 16, 2019).