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Deer Fern

Blechnum spicant

Description:

juvenile state

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10 Comments

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 10 years ago

suggested on that spotting, hg_williams3.
Wendy is definetely right with the genus.

hg_williams3
hg_williams3 10 years ago

hey i posted the pic but now looking back its probably not the same but see if you can id it please http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/864...

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 10 years ago

great - go ahead

hg_williams3
hg_williams3 10 years ago

I have a fern here we got from a friend many years ago that looks just like this ill upload and notify i a week tell me if its the same

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 10 years ago

Most likely it's due to to the forestry. There is just about 10% of natural forests left here in Germany. Everything else is already cultivated, economical forest.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

I'm glad you have the ID! Do you know why it's become so uncommon? Environmental or development?

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 10 years ago

Got the ID...it has once been a common fern here but became pretty rare

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

That's awesome! craigwilliams or SarahHiteWhitt may know this one.

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 10 years ago

Thanks, Cindy - it's actually a very rare fern. My Dad is trying to cultivate it currently.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Beautiful pictures Lars!

LarsKorb
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LarsKorb

Hohenhorn, Schleswig-Holstein (Landmasse), Germany

Spotted on Jan 23, 2012
Submitted on Jan 23, 2012

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