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Polystichum scopulinum
mountain holly fern, rock sword fern

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.

Habitat: Open slopes, typically associated with rock outcroppings and crevices; tolerant of serpentine.

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Polystichum scopulinum (D.C. Eaton) Maxon
Publication: Fern Bull. 8: 29. 1900. 1900.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Aspidium aculeatum (L.) Sw. var. scopulinum D.C. Eaton
Polystichum mohrioides (Bory) C. Presl var. scopulinum (D.C. Eaton) Fernald [Peck]
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Polystichum scopulinum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Polystichum scopulinum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Polystichum scopulinum photos.

USDA Plants: Polystichum scopulinum information.

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