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Rattlesnake Fern
Botrypus virginianus
Ophioglossaceae — Adder's-tongue family
Native
Rattlesnake Fern
Rattlesnake Fern
Rattlesnake Fern
Rattlesnake Fern
Killens Pond State Park
May 2013
Rattlesnake Fern
Middle Run Valley Natural Area
June 2014
Rattlesnake Fern
Spore-filled sporangia.
White Clay Creek State Park -- Judge Morris Estate
June 2014
Rattlesnake Fern
I tapped the base of the plant with a stick to shake some spores out.
Middle Run Valley Natural Area
June 2014

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