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Ophioglossum petiolatum Hook.
Stalked adder's tongue fern

Ophioglossum petiolatum
Copyright by: Bruce Holst
In habitat, South Florida, November, 2007

Family: Ophioglossaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, Mexico, northern South America and the Old World.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Ophioglossum petiolatum available from :

Ophioglossum petiolatum has been found in the following 8 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Reported
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native

Ophioglossum petiolatum has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County
Collier County Native
Martin County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Ophioglossum petiolatum has been found in the following 6 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Dome Swamp
Floodplain Forest
Slough
Strand Swamp

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Ophioglossum petiolatum
Copyright by: Bruce Holst
In habitat, South Florida, November, 2007