These sites sometimes include such Yukon rarities as Maianthemum canadensis (wild lily-of-the-valley) (Cody, 2000:616) and Matteuccia struthiopteris
Only two species on that list were actually observed in the park during this study: Matteuccia struthiopteris
(state imperiled) and Taxus canadensis (state endangered).
If you have a dull, shady corner,planting possibilities extend to a rich diversity of textures and cool shades of green,including finely quiltedhostas,Fatsia japonica and unfurling ferns such as Matteuccia struthiopteris
, the shuttlecockfern, whose leaves can grow to 1.
During the summer there is a high production of herbaceous plants, including many important browse species like Cicerbita alpina, Equisetum fluviatile, Athyrium filix-femina, Matteuccia struthiopteris
, and Dryopteris expansa (Saether and Heim 1993).
Larger ferns can look impressive and Matteuccia struthiopteris
is one of the largest.
is usually known as the shuttlecock, or ostrich fern.
Vascular differentiation in the shoot apex of Matteuccia struthiopteris