Delaware Wildflowers • Scientific names

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

Ophioglossum vulgatum
The spore-bearing spike (sporophore.) The spores are gone.
Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area
July 2014

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