Botrypus virginianus


Synonym:Botrychium virginianum
Family:Ophioglosaceae
Common Name:Rattlesnake Fern
Authority: Linnaeus, Michaux
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C Value:4
Wetness:FACU
# of Species in  
Genus in Illinois:
1
Duration:Perennial
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Growth Habit:Fern
Leaf Arrangement:Whorled
Leaf Type:Compound
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Habitat:fern
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ID Tips:A single whorl of three leaflets subtends erect sporophore.
Gee Whiz:Shown to contain mitochondrial DNA from the mistletoe order, Santalales