Deciduous or overwintering perennial arising from a short stout rhizome.
Broadly lanceolate, 30-100 cm long, 5-30 cm wide, 2-pinnate, pinnae pinnate again, but their segments on short stalks, finely spiny-toothed with teeth spreading, ascending.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|ESSF(1), ICH(1), SBS(1)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Polystichum alaskense Maxon
Polystichum braunii subsp. alaskense (Maxon) Calder & Roy L. Taylor
Polystichum braunii var. alaskense (Maxon) Hultén