Carolinas and Georgia

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ophioglossum petiolatum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 006-02-003:
Ophioglossum petiolatum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Longstem Adder's-tongue, Stalked Adder's-tongue Fern, Longstem Adder's-tongue


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Look for it in maritime wet grasslands, moist ditch banks, and grassy roadside flats, per Weakley's Flora

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Non-native? Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare or overlooked north of Georgia

 

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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Ophioglossum petiolatum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

Longstem Adder's-tongue, Stalked Adder's-tongue Fern, Longstem Adder's-tongue