Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3415

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Rare (or overlooked) north of Georgia Coastal Plain

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

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ophioglossum crotalophoroides var. crotalophoroides   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 006-02-001:
Ophioglossum crotalophoroides   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Ophioglossum crotalophoroides var. nanum

 

COMMON NAME:
Bulbous Adder's-tongue Fern, Dwarf Adder's Tongue Fern