Carolinas and Georgia

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ophioglossum pycnostichum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ophioglossum vulgatum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 006-02-004:
Ophioglossum vulgatum var. pycnostichum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Adder's-tongue


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Look for it in bottomland forests, moist loamy soils of successional forests and old fields, per Weakley's Flora

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Uncommon (or overlooked)

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Leaf consists of a simple sterile blade & an erect, spike-like fertile segment

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Ophioglossum pycnostichum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

Southern Adder's-tongue