Polystichum lemmonii Underw.
Lemmon's hollyfern
Dryopteridaceae (Wood Fern family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


© Jim Riley     (Photo ID #924)


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Distribution of Polystichum lemmonii
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Species Information

Evergreen perennial arising from a short, stout rhizome.
Lanceolate, 10-40 cm long, 3-7 cm wide, 2-pinnate, with short stipes; pinnae egg-shaped, with rounded pinnules, the ultimate segments entire or weakly toothed.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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Habitat and Range

Dry to mesic, ultramafic rock outcrops in the montane zone; rare in BC, known only from the Mt. Baldy area; S to ID and CA.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Polystichum mohrioides auct. non (Bory) C. Presl