Page authors: Ben Legler, David Giblin
Botrypus virginianus
rattlesnake fern, common grapefern, Virginia grapefern

Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest and in the northeastern counties in Washington; Alaska to California, east across most of North America to the Atlantic Coast; also in Eurasia.

Habitat: Moist woods and thickets, seldom in meadows, from valleys to middle elevations in the mountains.

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Botrypus virginianus (L.) Michx.
Publication: Fl. Bor.-Amer. (Michaux) 2: 274. 1803.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Botrychium virginianum (L.) Sw. [FNA2, HC]
Osmunda virginiana L.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Botrypus virginianus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Botrypus virginianus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Botrypus virginianus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Botrypus virginianus photos.

USDA Plants: Botrypus virginianus information.

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