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Polystichum andersonii
Anderson's sword fern, Vancouver holly fern

Distribution: Southern Alaska south to northern Oregon, northern Idaho, and northwest Montana; also in the Olympic Mountains of Washington.

Habitat: Deep woods and thickets in the mountains.

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Polystichum andersonii M. Hopkins
Publication: Amer. Fern J. 3: 116, plate 9. 1913. 1913.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Polystichum braunii (Spenner) Fée ssp. andersonii (M. Hopkins) Calder & Roy L. Taylor
Polystichum braunii (Spenner) Fée var. andersonii (M. Hopkins) Hultén
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Polystichum andersonii in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Polystichum andersonii checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Polystichum andersonii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Polystichum andersonii photos.

USDA Plants: Polystichum andersonii information.

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