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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Blechnum spicant (L.) Sm.
deer fern
BLSP

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit FB   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow   Growth Form Rhizomatous
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 3.5
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color   Lifespan Long
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Dark Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 7.0
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 1200
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1700
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 30
Drought Tolerance None   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement High   Root Depth, Minimum 12
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 160   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -8
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Contracting Only   Propagated By Seed No
Fruit/Seed Abundance None   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin   Propagated By Sprigs Yes
Fruit/Seed Period End   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate None
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 08/09/2020 12:18 AM CDT