Near stairs leading to Core West parking garage eastern stairwell.
The easiest fern to remember!
Western Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)
23 October 2015: Observed and photographed Western Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum) growing as part of the understory to the forested areas of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (TRNWR) in Sherwood, Oregon. A native plant, it is an evergreen and grows all along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to British Columbia (Canada), Washington, Oregon, and California. It is also native to Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, and Pennsylvania in the United States. Because of its native presence in Canada and United States, Western Sword Fern is an authentic resident of the Western Hemisphere. TRNWR is administered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, and the Friends of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge whose volunteering makes possible its hospitality and hosting of regular open access to the public.
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