Dryopteridaceae Gymnocarpium dryopteris (L.) Newman

Western Oakfern

Okanagan-Colville - Other, Water Indicator

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., R. Bouchard and Dorothy I.D. Kennedy, 1980, Ethnobotany of the Okanagan-Colville Indians of British Columbia and Washington, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 18

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Scientific name: Gymnocarpium dryopteris (L.) Newman
USDA symbol: GYDR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Western Oakfern
Family: Dryopteridaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Okanagan-Colville
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Water Indicator
Notes: Ferns considered to be a sign of water when travelling through the mountains.

RECRD: 12080 id: 16366