Adder’s-tongue Fern


Name: Adder’s-tongue Fern

Scientific name: Ophioglossum polyphyllum

Type: Fern

Family: Ophioglossaceae

Color: Green

Habitat: Sandy Areas

Size: 10 - 60 cm

Conservation status:



Family: Ophioglossaceae. Growth form: Fern. Flowering. Feb–Mar. Status: Native. Local. First published record: Abdel Bari (1995); see also Abdel Bari (1997). Also recorded: UAE. Habitat & distribution: Occasional, N and S Qatar, sandy areas. Uses: Used to be eaten as salad greens (Jongbloed et al.).