Ferns and Allies

Maidenhair fern

Adiantum alueticum - Five-fingered fern
Beautiful fern always found close to water.

Maidenhair spleenwort

Asplenium trichomanes - Maidenhair spleenwort

Deer Fern

Blechum spicant - Deer fern
Shady, streamside humus soils.

Parsley fern

Cryptogramma acrostichoides - Parsley fern

Oak Fern

Gymnocarpium dryopteris - Oak fern
Small pale green fern fronds that prefers shady moist, humus soils.

Ostritch fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris - Ostritch fern
Edible fiddleheads.

Licorice fern

Polypodium glycyrrhiza - Licorice fern
Edible roots, epiphyte that often grows on Douglas Maples and other trees.

Scouler's Polypody

Polypodium scouleri - Scouler's Polypody fern

Sword fern

Polystichum munitum - Sword fern
Most common landscaping fern in Lower Mainland. Drought tolerant once established, all year interest, and low maintenance.