It's a very small fern. Its height varies between four inches and a foot at best. Only a blade, oval-shaped and elongated. Its lower envelops the corner that holds the sporangia at the end. He believes that the road is divided into two parts: a fertile, which is the one containing the sporangia and a sterile sheet formed by itself. Group forming a rather narrow spike resembling a serpent's tongue, hence the name of the plant. It has a very short rhizome that leave a very thin rootlets. This plant can be located in the northern half of the peninsula. One grows in meadows, thickets and open plains.
You can not talk flowering time since ferns have no flowers.
Their reproductive organs are the sporangia, inside them are the spores, which germinate to form a plant called prothallus. This plant lives underground and fails to turn green or flowering. Their sole mission is to act as intermediary, it contains the reproductive organs that once fertilized the new language form of a serpent. Contains male and female sexual organs and the fertilized female organ gives the snake's tongue. This process can take several years to conclude with the growth of a new plant.
The sporangia begin to mature in late spring and continue throughout the summer.
It collects the aerial parts of the plant.
There is a plant widely used and therefore its composition has not been studied.
From the outset it was considered vulneraria, and has always been used to heal wounds and sores, externally or internally.
It was formerly used to cure ulcers and even hernias. It is currently used only as a home remedy for wound healing.
In France this plant is used to heal wounds and, depending on how is the plant with or without sporangia-heal is used for men or women.
Cook. It makes 1 liter of water to boil and add a handful of the plant. Slip the remains of the plant and allow to cool. 3 cups are taken daily before meals to heal wounds or internal injuries.
Poultice. The plant is crushed and becomes a preparation applied externally on wounds and sores.
For external use. Collect the spores form a fine powder. This powder was used previously to treat hernias.
HABITAT: Wetlands in the Pyrenees
FLOWERING: Sporangia mature in late spring
PART USED: Aerial parts
CASTILIAN: Lengua serpentina
CATALAN: Llengua de serp
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