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, Stalked Adder's-tongue Fern


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image of Ophioglossum petiolatum

JK Marlow    jkm100313_164

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

image of Ophioglossum petiolatum

Keith Bradley    kab_o_petiolatum_06377

March    Collier County    FL

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Lance-shaped blade abruptly expands from a short stalk and tapers upward, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Adder's Mouth and Adder's Tongue

image of Ophioglossum petiolatum

Keith Bradley    kab_o_petiolatum_70199

July    Collier County    FL

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Beadlike sporangia in a 1-4cm spike atop a 3-11cm stipe, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.