Calflora
Taxon  Report   6792    
Polystichum lonchitis  (L.) Roth
Holly fern,  Northern hollyfern
Polystichum lonchitis, a pteridophyte, is a fern (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 3 (review list).   CNPS Inventory
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: DRYOPTERIDACEAE  
Genus: Polystichum
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Polystichum mohrioides var. lemmonii
More information about  Polystichum lonchitis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (POLO4)


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 19, 2019).