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Genus: Ophioglossum — adder's-tongue fern

Each Ophioglossum plant has a single, undivided sterile leaf. On fertile plants the spores are borne in sporangial clusters embedded in a single, fleshy stem above the sterile leaf on the same stalk. There is only one species in this genus in New England.


Ophioglossaceae (adder's tongue family)

This genus’s species in New England

Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key