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Pack Forest, Mt. Rainier (Google, OSM)
46.8402035602, -122.2942015529
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This fern was very common in the deciduous forest in Pack Forest where we stayed for our field trip, being one of the dominant ground species. Growing many ferns out of a concentrated area on the ground, with the ferns being a couple feet in length. They had large spores on the bottom, and were relatively inflexible.

Apr. 09, 2012 14:13:01 -0700
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You're location looks off. If you were entering coordinates manually, perhaps you mean to enter a negative longitude?

Posted by kueda about 2 years ago (Flag)
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yeah, fixed. I was trying to fix the coordinates and it just saved it for me for some reason.

Posted by drwlyons about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Polystichum - Photo (c) John Barber, some rights reserved (CC BY)
kueda's ID: Genus Polystichum, a member of Woodferns (Family Dryopteridaceae)

Hah, apparently "sword fern" is also used for an Australian fern. I think this is the taxon you want.

Posted by kueda about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Polystichum - Photo (c) John Barber, some rights reserved (CC BY)
drwlyons's ID: Genus Polystichum, a member of Woodferns (Family Dryopteridaceae)
Posted by drwlyons almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Western Swordfern - Photo (c) James Gaither, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
richard_olmstead's ID: Western Swordfern (Polystichum munitum)
Posted by richard_olmstead almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Polystichum - Photo (c) John Barber, some rights reserved (CC BY)
drwlyons's ID: Genus Polystichum, a member of Woodferns (Family Dryopteridaceae)
Polystichum - Photo (c) John Barber, some rights reserved (CC BY)
Community ID: Genus Polystichum, a member of Woodferns (Family Dryopteridaceae)
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Western Swordfern - Photo (c) James Gaither, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
richard_olmstead's ID: Western Swordfern (Polystichum munitum)

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