Matteuccia struthiepteris (L.) Todaro
FamilyAthyriaceae — APG family: Onocleaceae
SynonymsOnoclea struthiopteris (L.) Roth, Osmunda struthiopteris L., Struthiopteris filicastrum All., Pteretis nodulosa (Michx.) Nieuwl.
DescriptionRhizome short, erect, stout; sterile fronds in distinctly vaselike arrangement more than 1 meter tall, bright green; stipe short, blade pinnate with pinnatifid pinnae; fertile fronds in center of sterile fronds, and much shorter, persistent, dark brown in age, with linear obtuse pinnae.
EcologyWoods and along creeks. In Alaska apparently restricted to small isolated areas; very common in Susitna valley. Described from Scandinavia, Switzerland, and Russia.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.