Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3423

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Rare or overlooked north of Georgia

Look for it in maritime wet grasslands, 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 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 Fern, Stalked Adder's-tongue