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Polystichum andersonii

Polystichum andersonii Hopkins

Anderson's Hollyfern, Anderson's Sword Fern, Vancouver Holly Fern

Dryopteridaceae (Wood Fern family)

Synonym(s): Polystichum braunii ssp. andersonii

USDA Symbol: POAN2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Fronds up to about 40 inches long.

Distribution

USA: AK , ID , MT , OR , WA
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Lowland coastal to midmontane forests, interior moist forests.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Polystichum andersonii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polystichum andersonii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Polystichum andersonii

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-10-30
Research By: CBR

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