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Athyrium distentifolium
alpine lady-fern

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to Alberta, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado; also in northeastern Canada and Greenland.

Habitat: Open, rocky slopes and along streams at mid- to high elevations in the mountains.

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Athyrium distentifolium Tausch ex Opiz

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Athyrium alpestre (Hoppe) Clairville [FNA2]
ssp. americanum – American alpine lady fern
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Athyrium distentifolium in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Athyrium distentifolium checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Athyrium distentifolium atlas page.

CalPhotos: Athyrium distentifolium photos.

USDA Plants: Athyrium distentifolium information.

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