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This fern was very common in the deciduous forest in Pack Forest where we stayed for our field trip, being one of the dominant ground species. Growing many ferns out of a concentrated area on the ground, with the ferns being a couple feet in length. They had large spores on the bottom, and were relatively inflexible.

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You're location looks off. If you were entering coordinates manually, perhaps you mean to enter a negative longitude?

Posted by kueda over 3 years ago (Flag)
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yeah, fixed. I was trying to fix the coordinates and it just saved it for me for some reason.

Posted by drwlyons over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Holly ferns - Photo (c) HermannFalkner/sokol, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
kueda's ID: Holly ferns (Genus Polystichum)

Hah, apparently "sword fern" is also used for an Australian fern. I think this is the taxon you want.

Posted by kueda over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Holly ferns - Photo (c) HermannFalkner/sokol, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
drwlyons's ID: Holly ferns (Genus Polystichum)
Posted by drwlyons over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Western Swordfern - Photo (c) Anthony Mendoza, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
richard_olmstead's ID: Western Swordfern (Polystichum munitum)
Posted by richard_olmstead about 3 years ago (Flag)
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My ID is absolutely sure !

Posted by erwin_pteridophilos 7 months ago (Flag)
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Holly ferns - Photo (c) HermannFalkner/sokol, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
drwlyons's ID: Holly ferns (Genus Polystichum)
Western Swordfern - Photo (c) Anthony Mendoza, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Western Swordfern (Polystichum munitum)
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Holly ferns - Photo (c) HermannFalkner/sokol, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
kueda's ID: Holly ferns (Genus Polystichum)
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