Calflora
Taxon  Report   1091    
Blechnum spicant  (L.) Roth
Deer fern
Blechnum spicant
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Blechnum spicant
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Struthiopteris spicant

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Blechnum spicant ssp. nipponicum
PLANTS: Blechnum spicant var. elongatum
PLANTS: Lomaria spicant
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More information about  Blechnum spicant
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (BLSP)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2018).

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