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Polystichum lonchitis  (L.) Roth
Holly fern,   Northern hollyfern
Polystichum lonchitis is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 3 (review list).   CNDDB
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one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Polystichum
Family: Dryopteridaceae  
Category: fern  
PLANTS group:Fern
Jepson eFlora section: fern

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSPolystichum mohrioides var. lemmonii
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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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 08/15/2022).