Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Blechnum spicant -- (Deer Fern)

photos by Susan McDougall


Blechnum spicant

A common lowland fern of forest edges, often on wet sites, occasionally seen at high elevations, such as at Frozen Lake, Deer Fern is an evergreen fern with two types of fronds. The sterile fronds are flattened and deeply divided. The fertile fronds are erect with widely spaced, narrow leaflets.

Location: Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 18, 2011

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7521, -121.8145
Date: August 18, 2011
Blechnum spicant

The fiddle heads unfold in mid-spring at Longmire where the fern is widely distributed.

Location: Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: May 18, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7521, -121.8145
Date: May 18, 2014

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