Name: Adder's-tongue

Scientific name: Ophioglossum vulgatum

Category: Moss and Lichen

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: A strange fern. Grows in old grassland, hillsides, woodland rides and on sand dunes. Normally about 10cm all.

How to identify: Unmistakeable.

Where: Widespread.

Fantastic fact: There are two closely related ferns, the Small Adder's-tongue and the Least Adder's-tongue, both of which are much smaller and rare, only found at a few places around the south west of England.

Photograph credit: Kristian Peters

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