Archive for the ‘Ferns’ Category

Licorice Fern “Polypodium glycyrrhiza”

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

licorice-fern-480x455Licorice Fern “Polypodium glycyrrhiza”,  Polypody Family (Polypodiaceae)  Perennial, plant 6-24″ tall, leaves pinnate (like a feather) and the leaflets are arranged alternately, creeping rhizome with a licorice taste.  Common on rocks, logs and trees in Western OR. & WA. and more noticeable during the rainy season.  Photo:  Near Rainier, OR.  10/26/2006

 

 

 

 

 

Licorice Fern “Polypodium glycyrrhiza”

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

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Licorice Fern “Polypodium glycyrrhiza”,  Polypody Family (Polypodiaceae)  Perennial, plant 6-24″ tall, leaves pinnate (feather like) and the leaflets are arranged alternately, creeping rhizome with a licorice taste.  Common on rocks, logs and trees in Western Or. & Wa. and they are at their best during the rainy season.  Photo:  Elk Rock Garden between Portland and Lake Oswego, OR 1/10/2010

Zeller’s Bolete “Boletus zelleri”

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Zeller’s Bolete “Boletus zelleri”  The stalk is 2–5″ tall, tan and yellow with red, The cap is 2-6″ in diameter, brown to black, wrinkled and convex to flat.  Pores are yellow and may turn blue when bruised.  Spores are a dark olive-brown.  Veil absent.  Photo: Near Rainier, OR.   Photos:  10/25/2011

Indian’s Dream Fern “Aspidotia densa”

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Indian’s Dream Fern “Aspidotia densa”  Maidenhair Fern Family (Pteridaceae)  Perennial, plant 6-12″ tall, stems wiry and reddish brown, leaves divided into many segments, found in rocky areas in OR & WA.  Photo: Baby Foot Lake Road near Selma, OR 9/05/2020  © Marvin Kellar

Deer Fern “Blechnum spicant”

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Deer Fern “Blechnum spicant” Deer Fern Family (Blechnaceae).  Evergreen, Rosette of numerous pinnate, sterile fronds 6-36″ long.  Erect fertile fronds 15-50″ tall arising from the center, fronds less numerous and the pinnae are farther apart.  Moist areas along the coast and in the mountains.  Photo:  Near Lincoln City, OR 8/21/2010  © Marvin Kellar