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Struthiopteris spicant
deer fern

Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, also from southeastern British Columbia to southern Idaho.

Habitat: Forest understory, sometimes where moist, sea level to mid-elevations.

Spores: April-September

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Struthiopteris spicant (L.) Weiss
Publication: Pl. Crypt. Fl. Gott. 287. 1770.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Blechnum spicant (L.) Sm. [FNA2, HC]
Blechnum spicant (L.) Sm. ssp. nipponicum (Kunze) A. Löve & D. Löve
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Struthiopteris spicant in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Struthiopteris spicant checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Struthiopteris spicant information.

E-Flora BC: Struthiopteris spicant atlas page.

CalPhotos: Struthiopteris spicant photos.

USDA Plants: Struthiopteris spicant information.

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