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Austral Adder's Tongue - native (Ophioglossum lusitanicum)


Family: Ophioglossaceae.

Cosmopolitan, growing in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia.

Rare. Grows on damp soil, sometimes with moss. I have not seen it for many years. It is small and could readily be overlooked.


It is reputed to spread by means of vegetative buds, and so can form large colonies.

Image: From a specimen growing at Vaughan.