adder's tongue


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Synonyms for adder's tongue

ferns with fertile spikes shaped like a snake's tongue

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The roll call included meadow fox-tail, sweet vernal grass, downy oat grass, wood horse-tail, red fescue, crested dog's-tail, wood anemone, bugle, floating sweet grass, sharp flowered rush, ragged robin, wood cranesbill, marsh marigold, globe flower, yellow rattle, adder's tongue fern, and moonwort.
Adder's tongue (we detected no odor, despite the common name) is a small (1/2- to 1-inch) flower that rewards attention.
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.