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Scientific Name: Blechnum spicant
Pronunciation: BLEK-num SPIK-ant
Common Name: deer fern
Family Name: Blechnaceae
Plant Type: Fern
Key ID Features: Fronds are deeply-lobed, rachis dark brown: vegetative fronds are vase-shaped then becoming horizontal and evergreen; reproductive fronds are upright with much narrower pinnae, lower surface with two thick rows of sori.
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 2 Apprenticeship

Habit: Arching, Spreading, Upright
Form: Mounded, Vase
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, Europe, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Filler, Forestry, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Native planting, Perennial border, Small garden/space, Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
deer fern
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound, Fern-like
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Lustrous
Compound Leaf: Bipinnate
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Mucronate
Bases: Truncate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: n/a
Flower Morphology:n/a
Colour (petals): No flowers
Flower Time at Peak:

Fruit Type: Sporangium (spores)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug

Bark or Stem Colour: n/a
Additional Info:no above ground stem
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Spore, Division - above ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Rust, Scale insects,
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