Delaware Wildflowers • Common names

Southern Adder's-tongue
Ophioglossum vulgatum
Ophioglossaceae — Adder's-tongue family
Uncommon native
Southern Adder's-tongue
Adder's-tongue is a fern.

Southern Adder's-tongue
The spore-bearing spike (sporophore.) The spores are gone.
Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area
July 2014

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