Carolinas and Georgia

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ophioglossum engelmannii   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Engelmann's Adder's-tongue, Limestone Adder's-tongue


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Look for it in dry barrens and glades over calcareous rocks, very rarely on granite, per Weakley's Flora

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

 

...Dry

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 engelmannii   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

Engelmann's Adder's-tongue, Limestone Adder's-tongue