Taxon  Report   5919 
Ophioglossum californicum  Prantl
California adder's tongue,  California adderstongue

Ophioglossum californicum
© 2006 John Game
Ophioglossum californicum, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders, Baja California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 4.2 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Ophioglossum californicum
© 2009 Andrew Borcher
Genus: Ophioglossum
Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: vernal-pools, edges [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Ophioglossum lusitanicum var. californicum
CNPS + PLANTS: Ophioglossum lusitanicum ssp. californicum
 Information about  Ophioglossum californicum  from other sources:

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 06, 2015).

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