Taxon  Report   6787    
Polystichum imbricans  (D. C. Eaton) D.H. Wagner
Cliff sword fern,  Narrow leaved sword fern, Narrowleaf swordfern
Polystichum imbricans
© 2009 Ron Vanderhoff
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Polystichum imbricans
© 2015 Robert Barnard
Polystichum imbricans
© 2018 Hayley Ross
Polystichum imbricans, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California.

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Polystichum imbricans
© 2018 David popp
Genus: Polystichum
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).