Connecticut Plants
Southern Adder's-tongue
Ophioglossum vulgatum L.
  • Family: adder's-tongue (Ophioglossaceae)
  • Habitat: damp woods, meadows, and floodplains
  • Height: 4 to 10 inches
  • Location of spores: on a separate fertile frond at the top of the main frond
  • Petiole (leaf stalk): green, smooth, and fragile
  • Growth pattern: single leaf
  • Persistence: deciduous
  • Origin: native

Photographed in Cape May County, New Jersey in late May.