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Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

Observer

joemdo

Date

July 9, 2024 04:47 PM PDT

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Spikemosses (Genus Selaginella)

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astorey_botany

Date

July 11, 2024 05:49 PM PDT

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Horsetails (Genus Equisetum)

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mp_hamilton

Date

July 10, 2024 02:44 PM PDT

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Anderson's Holly Fern (Polystichum andersonii)

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thrasherbird

Date

July 6, 2024 11:22 AM PDT

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Lip Ferns (Genus Myriopteris)

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samswe23

Date

May 25, 2024 05:45 PM PDT

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Braun's Holly Fern (Polystichum braunii)

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shawnb2

Date

February 21, 2024 12:38 PM PST

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Moonworts (Genus Botrychium)

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steveansell

Date

September 24, 2021 10:27 AM PDT

Description

Previously observed plant.

I could only locate one plant still standing this late in the season, and even finding this took quite a while despite knowing exactly where to look to within a few feet.

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Rough Horsetail (Equisetum hyemale)

Observer

ted_goshulak

Date

May 10, 2024 09:36 AM PDT

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Dense Spikemoss (Selaginella densa)

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calliopeem

Date

May 18, 2023 05:56 PM MDT

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Wright's Filmy Fern (Hymenophyllum wrightii)

Observer

steveansell

Date

October 20, 2023 02:48 PM PDT

Description

Gametophytes, previously reported from this stump. Far smaller than I realized!

Step 1: Consult the iNat app from Port Alberni to confirm the location in a last-second plan before driving to Kennedy Lake.
Step 2: Walk the access road, find a small trail in the right area, and walk until my location dot on the iNat map matches the middle of the cluster of sightings.
Step 3: Spend at least 10 minutes searching the nearby forest for a stump matching the ones in the photos.
Step 4: After finding the right stump, spend another solid 10 minutes in miniature world searching the stump for the ferns, including going back to the photos several times for every clue I could find!

I thought I was looking for something larger, but the biggest ones were only about 2mm in size. Even more fun than Botrychium searches ;-) And I must say, I only saw them through the iPhone lens/screen, as they were too small to really see unassisted.

Now that I've seen them once (with all this tech help), hopefully I can find more!

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Columbia Quillwort (Isoetes minima)

Observer

fmcghee

Date

June 12, 2023 12:06 PM PDT

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European Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis)

Observer

kierracharlton

Date

August 18, 2023 06:01 PM PDT

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Ground and Creeping Clubmosses (Genus Lycopodium)

Observer

kh-c

Date

July 4, 2023 01:25 PM BST

Description

plant only had single cones and upright branching, however peduncle seems a little long but not as long as Lycopodium clavatum specimens seen further up cairngorm furthermore this plant was small <12cm

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Cliffbrakes (Genus Pellaea)

Date

July 5, 2023 03:26 PM PDT

Description

Hybrid of Pellaea mucronata var. mucronata and Pellaea brachyptera which are both growing within meters of each other at this site.

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Cliffbrakes (Genus Pellaea)

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knotwood

Date

July 11, 2023 11:56 AM PDT

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brewbooks

Date

June 15, 2023 05:13 PM PDT

Description

Growing in an area with nearby P. scopulinum

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Nested Polypody (Polypodium calirhiza)

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peterzika

Date

December 12, 2022 01:51 PM PST

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Northern Adder's-Tongue (Ophioglossum pusillum)

Observer

chloesandahl

Date

October 12, 2022 01:47 PM PDT

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Horsetails (Genus Equisetum)

Observer

johndreynolds

Date

March 12, 2023 12:28 PM PDT

Description

On sandy shore of island in Fraser River. Barnston Island Regional Park - Mann Point, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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What

Wright's Filmy Fern (Hymenophyllum wrightii)

Observer

bradenjudson

Date

February 25, 2023 01:33 PM PST

Description

On rotting cedar stump. Only found once despite extensive search. Super exciting!!!

Gametophytes with gemmae.

First iNat record for Vancouver Island, although known from the general area (e.g., Duffy et al., 2015).

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Maritime Quillwort (Isoetes maritima)

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gwark

Date

September 3, 2022 03:38 PM AKDT

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Maritime Quillwort (Isoetes maritima)

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paul_norwood

Date

May 15, 2017 12:15 PM AKDT

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Shield Ferns (Genus Polystichum)

Observer

jhorthos

Date

May 27, 2022 05:35 PM PDT

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What

Inundated Bog Clubmoss (Lycopodiella inundata)

Observer

johndreynolds

Date

June 27, 2021 08:51 AM PDT

Description

On stump in swamp. Woodhaven Swamp, Belcarra Regional Park, BC, Canada.

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What

Nelson's Horsetail (Equisetum × nelsonii)

Observer

johndreynolds

Date

December 17, 2019 11:41 AM PST

Description

Barnston Island Regional Park

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What

Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)

Observer

steveansell

Date

May 14, 2022 11:27 AM PDT

Description

I was hoping to find this species along this trail as it also grows not far away on the other side of the river. Only two small patches found along 2km of riverfront.

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Observer

steveansell

Date

April 16, 2022 11:55 AM PDT

Description

Another potential hybrid plant in the Squamish River valley, again growing directly with P. munitum and only a few meters away from a couple of P. braunii.

This one certainly isn't pure P. braunii, as it is distinctly less divided (although I would easily overlook this at first glance). In fact, it isn't very different from some of the more divided P. andersonii that I have seen, although some fronds are more divided than others. No bulblets present, although note similar hairy growth at broken stem tip in photo 13.

Basal acroscopic pinnules significantly larger. Most pinnules not truly stalked.

I'm not sure what story, if any, the closeups of the sori tell at this point in the season.

The circumstantial evidence of growing right with P. munitum, and so close to a couple of P. braunii (which is uncommon overall in the area), leans against P. setigerum. There is a slight but distinct habitat preference between P. braunii vs munitum in the area, with braunii found in small areas where munitum is distinctly missing, and plants like this one conspicuously at the habitat margin between the two.

Compare other potential hybrid from slightly different location: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/110250991
Compare other two pure P. braunii in immediate area:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/111804763
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/111804360

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Quillworts (Genus Isoetes)

Observer

noam_chimpsky

Date

May 1, 2022 06:26 AM PDT

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What

Nuttall's Quillwort (Isoetes nuttallii)

Observer

mattunitis

Date

April 2021

Description

Seems likely to be nuttallii. Vernal pool. Compare megaspores and velum to I. howellii in this observation - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/71792398

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What

Howell's Quillwort (Isoetes howellii)

Observer

mattunitis

Date

April 1, 2022 11:53 AM PDT

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California Shield Fern (Polystichum californicum)

Observer

rambryum

Date

May 17, 2019 11:08 AM HST

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California Shield Fern (Polystichum californicum)

Observer

bradenjudson

Date

November 2021

Description

Big thanks to @rambryum. What a beauty.

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California Shield Fern (Polystichum californicum)

Observer

steveansell

Date

March 2022

Description

Large group of plants at base of limestone cliffs.

This population at Horne Lake was first reported by @rambryum 3 years ago.

I saw about a dozen groups of plants along the cliff base, over about 150m. All were strictly associated with the cliff base, with a couple of the furthest "outliers" being only a couple of yards away into the forest. The cliffs were near vertical for the most part (and hence don't even show in the Google satellite view of the location) with no opportunities for any plants to grow higher up, and then moderately dry Douglas-Fir forest on a medium-steep slope at the base of the cliffs, continuing down for about 100m to the large lake at the base

P. munitum was abundant in the forest below, but generally absent from the immediate rocky cliff base, so plants were easily distinguishable by habitat/location. I did not observe any P. imbricans in the area.

The access was far easier than I had expected. I was fearing a steep bushwack and/or boulder scramble, but there was a well developed climber's trail through solid evergreen forest on the approach. While it was overcast on my visit, it looked like this location would be quite shady throughout the day due to the forest at the base of the cliffs, despite the south facing exposure.

There was quite a variety in the depth of divisions in the leaflets, with the small heavily twisted plants being the most deeply incised, and mostly clearly recognizable as this species. The texture of the leaflets was extremely heavy, noticeably more robust than P. munitum, and still in very fresh condition given the season. Other individual plants growing in soil rather than directly on rock were larger and less deeply divided - like the large one pictured at the front here (feel free to debate potential hybrid with munitum, but they did seem to form a continuum from small & deeply divided at the back, to large and less divided at the front). These looked very similar to P. andersonii to me, and at any other location I may well have mistaken them. All were checked carefully for any bulblets, of which none were found. Other small plants found in sheltered locations, while mature, where noticeably softer and more rounded.

I'll upload more photos of the rest of the plants later this week.

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Date

January 16, 2022 02:39 PM PST

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What

Scaly Male Fern (Complex Dryopteris affinis)

Observer

tranger0

Date

April 5, 2009 12:35 PM PDT

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What

American Pillwort (Pilularia americana)

Observer

peterzika

Date

September 5, 2011 03:35 PM PDT

Description

Inconspicuous among Eleocharis, 12065 OSC

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What

Little Grapefern (Botrychium simplex)

Observer

steveansell

Date

July 17, 2021 09:21 AM PDT

Description

Growing on dry disturbed ground, in cleared cross-country skiing area in subalpine forest, with B. lanceolatum.

About half a dozen plants over 2 square feet. Somehow I overlooked these ones earlier in the week when I found the lanceolatum, but they are growing right together.

I searched some other similar habitat patches in the area this time, but did not come across any further Botrychium.

Leaf right at the ground, no visible common stalk below this point. Delicate sporophore stalk weighed down by rain.

A new species for me!

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Waterton Moonwort (Botrychium × watertonense)

Observer

peterzika

Date

September 5, 2011 03:32 PM PDT

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What

Michigan Moonwort (Botrychium michiganense)

Observer

peterzika

Date

June 20, 1998 03:38 PM PDT

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What

Moonworts (Genus Botrychium)

Observer

jasonrgrant

Date

July 2017

Description

The 2 on the left are B yaaxudakeit, the two on the right are B neolunaria.

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Shield Ferns (Genus Polystichum)

Observer

eralverson

Date

August 25, 1988 12:00 AM MST

Description

A comparison of the divided Polystichums of the Pacific Northwest Coast rain forest at the mouth of the Mendenhall Glacier, 1988. Polystichum setigerum is the frond in the center. The frond on the left is Polystichum andersonii, and the frond on the right is Polystichum braunii. Plants were growing in shady thickets along the East Glacier Loop Trail.

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What

Dwarf Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum aleuticum var. subpumilum)

Observer

eralverson

Date

June 2019

Description

This is a natural population of Adiantum aleuticum var. subpumilum, see https://www.jstor.org/stable/41237869

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Observer

ebsessa

Date

July 26, 2008 02:00 PM EDT

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What

Alaska Holly Fern (Polystichum setigerum)

Observer

eralverson

Date

December 2, 1979 12:00 AM PST

Description

This may actually be the sterile triploid hybrid P. braunii x P. munitum. The plant had very large fronds with the color and texture of P. munitum. Both P. munitum and P. braunii were present in the area. The degree of pinna dissection in this plant is not all that different from P. braunii but I attribute this to the particularly large size of the fronds. The fact that the basal acroscopic pinnues are significantly larger that the adjacent pinnules suggests that this is P. setigerum rather than P. braunii.

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Sierra Cliffbrake (Pellaea brachyptera)

Observer

eralverson

Date

July 8, 1984 12:00 AM MST

Description

See also DOI: 10.2307/1547397

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Brewer's Cliffbrake (Pellaea breweri)

Observer

eralverson

Date

June 29, 1982 12:00 AM MST

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What

Moonworts (Genus Botrychium)

Observer

sstotyn

Date

July 19, 2020 09:16 PM PDT

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Common Maidenhair Spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes ssp. quadrivalens)

Observer

eralverson

Date

July 29, 2016 11:01 AM PDT

Description

In crevices and on talus of calcareous rock (marble), SW aspect, from full sun to deep shade.

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What

Kruckeberg's Sword Fern (Polystichum kruckebergii)

Observer

chloe_and_trevor

Date

July 24, 2021 02:54 PM PDT

Description

Ultramafic rock. Common in Shulaps.

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What

Kruckeberg's Sword Fern (Polystichum kruckebergii)

Observer

dustinurban

Date

September 18, 2021 03:45 PM PDT

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