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Polystichum kruckebergii

Polystichum kruckebergii W.H. Wagner

Kruckeberg's Holly Fern, Kruckeberg's Hollyfern, Kruckeberg's Sword Fern

Dryopteridaceae (Wood Fern family)



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 10 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating plant.


USA: AK , CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Rocks and cliffs in subalpine to alpine habitats.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 kruckebergii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polystichum kruckebergii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Polystichum kruckebergii


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

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