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Plant    Species Name:
Dryopteris carthusiana (Vill.) H.P.Fuchs
syn. Aspidium spinulosum Sw.
syn. Dryopteris austriaca (Jacq.) Woynar ex Schinz & Thellung var. spinulosa (O.F. Muell.) Fisch.
syn. Dryopteris spinulosa (O.F. Muell.) Watt

Common Name:
spinulose woodfern


Fort Clatsop, Oregon   January 20, 1806

The drawing from Lewis' journal has been confirmed as Dryopteris carthusiana by Greg McKee, US National Herbarium.

An image of the specimen in the Lewis and Clark herbarium. . . .

Dryopteris carthusiana (PH-LC 76).

The copyright for this image is retained by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia; this image is used with their permission.

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collected by W.N. Suksdorf 2687, Bingen, Washington, August 1908

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image from Lewis' journal, February 13, 1806

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