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Botrychium virginianum

Common Name(s):
Rattlesnake fern
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

Difficult to cultivate; horizontal, coarse, shallow roots; subterranean rhizomes; prefers moist, rich woods and shade; one of first ferns to begin growth in spring

Height:
6-20 in.
Zones:
4-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Fronds:
Long, erect, bright green, arching, 10-in. fronds; broadly triangular; bippinnate to tripinnate; 2 large, opposite, basal pinnae and 4-5 pairs of opposite or subopposite smaller pinnae; segments are pointed, toothed and thin-textured; fertile fronds arise from base of blade
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 186

Botrychium virginianum Botrychium virginianum
Aaron Carlson, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Botrychium virginianum Botrychium virginianum
Distant Hills Gardens, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0
Botrychium virginianum Botrychium virginianum
Tallgrass-IA, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Botrychium virginianum Botrychium virginianum
Aaron Carlson, CC-BY-SA-2.0