(First upload on September 19 2009. Last on July 20 2018) [ 日本語 | English ]

Matteuccia struthiopteris (L.) Todaro

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Matteuccia Todaro (クサソテツ)
One (or more) species in this genus is(are) recorded from Japan. Treating as one species is common.
Kusasotetsu (クサソテツ, 草蘇鉄), ostrich fern
Kogomi (コゴミ, 屈 ← popular name in Hokkaido)
Gansoku (ガンソク, 雁足)

Lifeform: deciduous perennial fern
Distribution: widespread in the temperate regions of the Nothern Hemisphere, including Japan
Habitat: forest
Use: wild vegetatble in Japan

Matteuccia struthiopteris in Hokkaido

[1] along Uryu River in Horokanai Town, northern Hokkaido, on May 29 2018. [2] in front of Toya Lake Experimental Station on September 8 2009. [3] at a bottom of slope on unpaved road near Akanuma (Red Pond) in Kushiro Wetland, eastern Hokkaido, on June 28 2015. [4/5] on the caldera rim of Mount Usu (flora) near the 4th crater on July 21 2010. [6] near a transplanted forest of Fraxinus mandshurica in the Experimental Forest of the University of Tokyo, Furano, central Hokkaido, on June 26 2017. Record: in an area for establishing a thermal power plant on the Okotsu District (興津) of Kushiro City, western Hokkaido, on September 26 2017.