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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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HAND ADDER'S TONGUE FERN
Synonym: Ophioglossum palmatum
Endangered Florida species
In Florida HAND FERNS are almost always found in the humus at the leaf bases (frond boots) of sabal palms. The range of this once common small fern extends from the central peninsula south into the Everglades. It is now rare due to overcollecting and extensive drainage of natural wetlands from development and water diversion projects.Tweet