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Ophioglossum vulgatum (Southern adder's-tongue)
Cressler, Alan

Ophioglossum vulgatum

Ophioglossum vulgatum L.

Southern Adder's-tongue, Adder's-tongue, Adder's-tongue Fern

Ophioglossaceae (Adder's-tongue Family)

Synonym(s): Ophioglossum pycnostichum, Ophioglossum vulgatum var. pycnostichum

USDA Symbol: OPVU

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Fern
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Size Notes: The sporophore normally to about 8 inches in height; sometimes to 12 inches.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating species.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , DC , DE , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FAC FACW FACW FACW FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ophioglossum vulgatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ophioglossum vulgatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ophioglossum vulgatum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2015-03-11
Research By: JAM

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