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Polystichum lonchitis
mountain fern, northern holly fern

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, also in the Great Lakes region and northeastern North America; Greenland.

Habitat: Talus slopes and cliff crevices, occasionally in coniferous forests, middle to high elevations in the mountains

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Polystichum lonchitis (L.) Roth
Publication: Tent. Fl. Germ. 3(1): 71. 1799.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Polypodium lonchitis L.
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Polystichum lonchitis checklist entry

OregonFlora: Polystichum lonchitis information

E-Flora BC: Polystichum lonchitis atlas page

CalPhotos: Polystichum lonchitis photos

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