Vascular Plants - Dryopteridaceae - Polystichum:
Polystichum munitum
Page Author: David Giblin
western or common sword fern 
Blooms: Spores year-round on fronds
Habit: herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Abundant; of no concern.

Distribution: In forested areas throughout Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Montana.
Habitat: Moist coniferous woods, in open to deep shade; from sea-level to midmontane.
Accepted Name:
Polystichum munitum (Kaulf.) C. Presl
Synonyms:
Aspidium munitum Kaulfuss
Polystichum munitum (Kaulf.) K. Presl var. munitum

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Polystichum munitum specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Polystichum munitum specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Polystichum munitum treatment.

E-Flora BC: Polystichum munitum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Polystichum munitum images.

USDA Plants Database: Polystichum munitum.
Additional photographs of Polystichum munitum:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Clayton J. Antieau, 2002

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Ed Alverson

Jim Riley

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

Ben Legler, 2010

Susan McDougall, 2014

Susan McDougall, 2014

Brian Luther, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016
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