Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)

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Plant Habit: Fern
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Underground structures: Rhizome


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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on May 24, 2013 11:18 AM

Native in the Pacific Northwest. Stately evergreen fern found in moist forests, often blanketing the understory. These plants are ancestors of the pteridophyta class, which were eaten by small to medium sized dinosaurs.

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PNW Native Experiences by Bonehead Aug 5, 2015 3:28 PM 0
which fern is this? by duane456 Jun 29, 2014 3:50 PM 0
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