adder's tongue

Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
  • noun

Synonyms for adder's tongue

ferns with fertile spikes shaped like a snake's tongue

References in periodicals archive ?
But botanic star billing on this 3-mile walk goes to three members of the lily family: fetid adder's tongue (Scoliopus bigelovii), giant trillium (T.
These include grasslands which have not been subject to artificial fertilisers and are home to meadow flowers and plants such as adder's tongue fern, which grows a single oval "leaf" every year, encasing a tongue-like spike.
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has pointed out that huge swathes of meadow would also be swallowed and we may lose rare flowers like narrow-leaved water dropwort, the gorgeous green-winged orchid and adder's tongue.
People come to see a grass sward dominated by meadow fox-tail, sweet vernal grass, crested dog's tail, ragged robin, wood cranesbill, marsh marigold, yellow rattle, adder's tongue fern and globeflower.