Taxon  Report   6791    
Polystichum lemmonii  Underw.
Lemmon's hollyfern,  Lemmon's sword fern
Polystichum lemmonii
© 2004 Norman Jensen
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Polystichum lemmonii
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Polystichum lemmonii
© 2019 Belinda Lo
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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Polystichum lemmonii
© 2019 Belinda Lo
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
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 23, 2019).