Adder's Tongue Fern - Ben Eoligarry

Eoligarry, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

Type:Flora and Fauna - Moorland and Mountain

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Quite large numbers of this fern can be seen, but because of its diminutive size, is easily over-looked. It was once thought to be a cure for snake-bite. The pale green spike rising from the crown of fronds resembles the tongue of a snake.

Easier to find in patches of short, grazed grass.

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