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Polystichum imbricans
imbricate sword-fern, rock sword-fern

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; southwestern British Columbia to southern California, also in northeastern and north-central Oregon.

Habitat: Drier habitats such as open rock crevices and dry conifer forest, occasionaly on serpentine, mostly lowl

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Polystichum imbricans (D.C. Eaton) D.H. Wagner
Publication: Pteridologia. 1: 50. 1979.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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ssp. imbricans – imbricate fern, narrow-leaved sword fern
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Polystichum imbricans checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Polystichum imbricans atlas page.

CalPhotos: Polystichum imbricans photos.

USDA Plants: Polystichum imbricans information.

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