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Polystichum munitum
common sword fern, western fern

Distribution: In forested areas on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to Mexico, east to Montana, and disjunct in South Dakota.

Habitat: Moist coniferous woods, in open to deep shade; from sea-level to midmontane.

Spores: Spores year-round on fronds

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Polystichum munitum (Kaulf.) C. Presl
Publication: Tent. Pterid. 83. 1836. 1836.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Aspidium munitum Kaulf.
Polystichum munitum (Kaulf.) K. Presl var. munitum [HC]
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Polystichum munitum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Polystichum munitum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Polystichum munitum photos.

USDA Plants: Polystichum munitum information.

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