Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3742

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

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

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...Dry

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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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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image of Ophioglossum engelmannii

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_open_001_lvd

        

image of Ophioglossum engelmannii

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_o_engelmannii_3

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The veins of sterile blades form 2 sets of areoles: fine bounded by coarse, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.


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