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Ophioglossum pusillum (Ophioglossum vulgatum var. pseudopodum)
Northern adder's-tongue doesn't look much like a fern, as it has a single, oval sterile frond, and a single fertile frond that looks like a double row of beads on a stalk. In Connecticut, it is a threatened plant, though it is more common in northern New England. The plant shown was photographed in Maine.
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