Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4108

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in lawns and other moist, grassy areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist

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

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizome short-cylindric to globose

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Ophioglossum nudicaule   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ophioglossum nudicaule   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 006-02-002:
Ophioglossum nudicaule   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Slender Adder's-tongue


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image of Ophioglossum nudicaule

Keith Bradley    kab_o_nudicaule_05367

September    Collier County    FL

Railhead Scrub Preserve

Sterile blade elliptic-lanceolate, apiculate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Ophioglossum nudicaule

Keith Bradley    kab_o_nudicaule_05380

September    Collier County    FL

Railhead Scrub Preserve

Fertile stalk 2-6x as long as blade portion, arising at or near ground level, per The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas.

image of Ophioglossum nudicaule

Keith Bradley    kab_o_nudicaule_05389

September    Collier County    FL

Railhead Scrub Preserve