Taxon  Report   6785    
Polystichum californicum  (D. C. Eaton) Diels
California sword fern,  California swordfern
Polystichum californicum
© 2018 Diane Renshaw
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Polystichum californicum
© 2015 John Malpas
Polystichum californicum
© 2015 Robert Barnard
Polystichum californicum, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Polystichum californicum
© 2015 Chris Jaster
Genus: Polystichum
Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Polystichum californicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).