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Native Plant Trust: Go Botany

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Ophioglossum pusillum

Plant of the day: Ophioglossum pusillum northern adder's-tongue fern

Northern adder's-tongue looks the least fern-like of any of our New England ferns and can, therefore, be easily overlooked. This means that a careful observer, even with little or no botanical experience, can potentially add to our understanding of this plant's range. Oddly ...

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