Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Long-stem Adder's-tongue - Ophioglossum petiolatum   Hooker
Members of Ophioglossaceae:
Members of Ophioglossum with account distribution info or public map:
Google Images
Section 2 » Order Ophioglossales » Family Ophioglossaceae
Show/Hide Synonym
DistributionOuter Coastal Plain plus Shackleford Banks in Carteret County.

Native of Asia; probably introduced into N.A., from VA to FL, TX, and AR.
AbundanceRare. As it seems to be probably introduced into the U.S., the NCNHP moved the species off its Watch List in 2022.
HabitatRoadsides and ditches, maritime wet grassland.
IdentificationFrom our other Adder's-tongues, this one differs in having a pointed tip to the leaf.
Taxonomic Comments
Other Common Name(s)
State RankSE?
Global RankG5
State Status
US Status
USACE-agcpFAC link
USACE-empFAC link
County Map - click on a county to view source of record.
Select a source
Select an occurrence type