rattlesnake fern


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Noun1.Rattlesnake fern - American fern whose clustered sporangia resemble a snake's rattlerattlesnake fern - American fern whose clustered sporangia resemble a snake's rattle
grape fern - a fern of the genus Botrychium having a fertile frond bearing small grapelike clusters of spore cases
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Native moonworts, including daisy-leaf moonwort, leathery grape fern and rattlesnake fern also have decreased dramatically.
Names of plants and ferns flow off his tongue with ease: Columbine, bloodroot, Dutchman's breeches, hepatica, rue anemone, nodding trillium, maidenhair spleenwort and rattlesnake fern. Many of these have just emerged and he makes his identification by shapes of leaves only, which really amazes me.
virginianum (L.) Sw., Rattlesnake Fern; Virginia Grapefern.