Calflora
Taxon  Report   6791    
Polystichum lemmonii  Underw.
Lemmon's hollyfern,  Lemmon's sword fern
Polystichum lemmonii
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Polystichum lemmonii
© 2004 Norman Jensen
Polystichum lemmonii
© 2004 Norman Jensen
Polystichum lemmonii, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Polystichum lemmonii
© 2015 Dana York
Family: DRYOPTERIDACEAE  
Genus: Polystichum
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Subalpine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 6; (strict endemic)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Polystichum mohrioides
More information about  Polystichum lemmonii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (POLE5)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 20, 2018).

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