Taxon  Report   6793    
Polystichum munitum  (Kaulf.) C. Presl
Western sword fern,  Western swordfern
Polystichum munitum, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
Genus: Polystichum
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Polystichum munitum var. incisoserratum
More information about  Polystichum munitum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Mar 30, 2020).