Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in a wide range of fairly dry, mesic, and wet forests, cove forests, especially in nutrient-rich, moist bottomlands and slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Leaf consists of a bipinnate to tripinnate sterile blade & a fertile panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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Monilophytes (ferns): Ophioglossoid Ferns (eusporangiate ferns): Ophioglossales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Botrypus virginianus   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Botrychium virginianum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 006-01-001:
Botrychium virginianum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Rattlesnake Fern, Sang-find