Common dungaree

Common grasshopper (Ophioglossum vulgatum L.)

The common grasshopper is a perennial herbaceous plant that belongs to the grasshopper family (Ophioglossaceae).


A small perennial herbaceous plant with a vertical leaf emerging from the rhizome, divided higher into a barren and spore-bearing part. The barren part is an oblong-oval, entire leaf, narrowed towards the base and here slightly descending and enclosing the spore-bearing stem-like part, ending in a narrow spike with two rows of sporangia. Sporonosit in July – August. The grasshopper lives on the edges of forests, in wet meadows. It occurs quite infrequently.

Medicinal use:

Fresh and dry rhizomes with roots are eaten for snake bites.

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