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Ophioglossum pusillum Rafinesque. Northern Adder’s-tongue. Phen: Mar-Jul. Hab: Wet meadows, swamp edges. Dist: NS west to ND and BC, south to w. VA, n. IN, n. IL, and w. NE, w. WY, w. MT, and CA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA2, Il, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, Pa, Va; = Ophioglossum vulgatum L. var. pseudopodum (Blake) Farw. – C, F, GrPl, Tat, WV; < Ophioglossum vulgatum L. – G

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily: 7

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image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷


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