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.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Polystichum mohrioides auct. non (Bory) C. Presl
Polystichum scopulinum and Polystichum kruckebergii are related, morphologically similar taxa to P. lemmonii which occupy similar ultramafic habitats. Polystichum lemmonii may be distinguished from these taxa by bearing truly bipinnate fronds and by an absence of spines or awns on the teeth of the margins of the pinnae (Ceska 2000; Douglas 2003).
Source: British Columbia Conservation Data Centre