E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

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

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Species Information

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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.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / 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.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Polystichum mohrioides auct. non (Bory) C. Presl

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