Taxon  Report   1091    
Blechnum spicant  (L.) Roth  
(no longer an active name; please see Struthiopteris spicant)
Deer fern
Blechnum spicant, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
Genus: Blechnum
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF other name:
Struthiopteris spicant

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Blechnum spicant ssp. nipponicum
PLANTS: Blechnum spicant var. elongatum
PLANTS: Lomaria spicant
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NOTE: Blechnum spicant is no longer an active name.
More information about  Blechnum spicant
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2020).