Blechnum spicant (L.) Roth

Deer Fern

Rhizome creeping to erect. Sterile and fertile fronds different. Fronds mostly in clusters. Segments numerous, set close together, blunt or pointed at the tip. Sterile fronds linear-lanceolate in outline, less than 5 cm wide. Fertile fronds to c. 40 cm long, narrowly-linear in outline.

Will tolerate cool conditions.

Europe, N Asia.

Sterile fronds less than 5 cm broad, narrowly lanceolate in outline with numerous segments.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Blechnaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Blechnum spicant 'Cristatum'

Fronds crested at the tips of the segments. Origin Unknown.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Blechnaceae
genus       Blechnum L.