10 responses to “Woodwardia fimbriata”

  1. Wendy L Cutler

    Does this die back each winter? I keep looking for it (at UBCBG) and not finding it. Is that because I’ve forgotten the exact location, or is it not there yet?

  2. Pat Collins

    It seems there permanently damp parts on Texada Island.
    “There are extensive areas of low-lying ground between and adjacent to lakes in the study area. Some of these areas are poorly drained and swampy and are likely underlain with clayey and silty lake bottom material. There are also ‘strings’ of bogs and small lakes, that form, depending upon the depth of the present day water table.”

  3. Jane Doty


  4. Mercy C.

    In Northern California the dark central strands in the rachis are used in basketry–are the islands known gathering sites? Or, being islands, are they buffered from temperature swings?

  5. Judith Holm

    Here’s a picture to represent the underside of a frond. I took it at the Vancouver Island site that is the lowest left pink dot on the above map. We scrambled up beside a shaded (eastern exposure, forested) creek and found a healthy population of Woodwardia fimbriata close to the creek where their roots could consistently reach water.

  6. Eric Simpson

    From the couple-of-thousand hours spent in the redwoods of NorCal, this is an old friend, and I’ve seen spectacular specimens off of the Skunk Cabbage Trail in Redwood National Park.

  7. Gabrielle

    What a beautiful plant, and that first photo is just stunning. Thank You!

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