Taxon  Report   5920 
Ophioglossum pusillum  Raf.
Northern adder's tongue,  Northern adderstongue
Ophioglossum pusillum
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Ophioglossum pusillum, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Ophioglossum pusillum
© 2009 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Communities:
Valley Grassland, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: freshwater-marsh, edges [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Ophioglossum vulgatum var. alaskanum
PLANTS: Ophioglossum vulgatum var. pseudopodum
CNPS + PLANTS: Ophioglossum vulgatum
More information about  Ophioglossum pusillum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Feb 12, 2016).

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