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Blechnum spicant
Common Name: Deer Fern Family: Blechnaceae (The Deer or Chain Fern Family)

Blechnum spicant
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Notes:
Deer fern has two types of fronds, vegetative and reproductive. The vegetative fronds form an attractive, evergreen rosette of broadly spreading, glossy fronds that hug the ground. Later in the season a set of finer textured, vertical, spore-bearing fronds arise from the centre of this rosette. BC is blessed with beautiful native ferns among which deer fern must surely be included.

Awards:
GPP AGM

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Europe and Western Russia
North Central and Eastern Asia
Circumboreal
Native Habitat:
Woods, heaths, moors, mountain grassland and on rocks to 1200m. Mesic to wet forests, peat bogs, streambanks and clearings in lowland and montane zones.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom Colour 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom Time 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Shade Full - Part Shade Full - Part Sun Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem ColourBlack 
Hardiness Zone4-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeYes    

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