27th December 2013
A species from the Pacific Northwest. It grows along the coast from British Columbia south to Baja California
but most common in the northern part of the range and always within a few hundred yards of the coast.
Named after Dr. John Scouler who was travelling with David Douglas during his 1825 expedition.
It has grown vigorously here under a large Rhododendron, protected from the glare of the sun.
Olsen, Sue. 'Encyclopaedia of Garden Ferns', Timber Press 2007.