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Polystichum setigerum

Polystichum setigerum (C. Presl) C. Presl

Alaska Holly Fern, Alaska Hollyfern, Alaska Sword Fern

Dryopteridaceae (Wood Fern family)

Synonym(s): Polystichum alaskense, Polystichum braunii ssp. alaskense, Polystichum braunii var. alaskense

USDA Symbol: POSE5

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


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Plant Characteristics

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


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Lowland coastal forest floors.

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


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

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