Taxon  Report   1091 
Blechnum spicant  (L.) Roth
Deer fern
Blechnum spicant
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
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Blechnum spicant
© 2006 Charles E. Jones
Blechnum spicant
© Sherry Ballard 2000 California Academy of Sciences
Blechnum spicant, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Blechnum spicant
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Family: BLECHNACEAE  
Genus: Blechnum
Communities:
Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Blechnum spicant ssp. nipponicum
PLANTS: Blechnum spicant var. elongatum
PLANTS: Lomaria spicant
PLANTS: Osmunda spicant
TJM2 + PLANTS: Struthiopteris spicant
More information about  Blechnum spicant
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (BLSP)

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Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 03, 2016).

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