Taxon  Report   6793 
Polystichum munitum  (Kaulf.) C. Presl
sword fern, western sword fern, western swordfern
Polystichum munitum, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
 

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 Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Habitat: streambanks [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Family: DRYOPTERIDACEAE  
Genus: Polystichum
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Other Names:
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PLANTS: Polystichum munitum var. incisoserratum
 Information about  Polystichum munitum  from other sources:
Photos on Picasa / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google

USDA PLANTS Profile (POMU)

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Database

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 Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Apr 24, 2014).

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