Southern Adders Tounge Fern growing in Maryville College Woods-first time sighting for me this year.
This fern is one of the easy to identify types since nothing else looks quite like it!
It grows in the Smokies, but I have not found it there so far. It likes disturbed places with a partial canopy and steady moisture. This and the next three ferns are all members of the Adders Tounge family.
Blount Co, TN 4/09
From Botanical Bliss 2009