Found in Moist Evergreen Ecosystem
Saw this in the moist evergreen forest of the Berkeley Hills.
Hit a grove of these along the creek... Jurassic Park.
In a beautiful riparian zone
I believe that this is a sword fern.
Recent die back during drought.
Seen growing in deep shade of a Coast redwood stand on a moderately steep slope. The local microhabitat had considerable amounts of decomposing wood on the forest floor.
Plot 1 forest type 2
Sword Ferns are so common here, I almost forgot to include it.
[The vallant] Western sword fern.
O'Neill Ranch Master Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report, February 1995
Out for a walk on a gray, slightly dismal day in Seattle and decided to pick something to observe. As I walked through my local park, I noticed that the Polystichum munitum were growing in abundance. A couple of things that I observed: they seem to grow in profusion on slopes, but not so well on the level ground and that they healthiest plants seemed to be more than 50 cm apart from each other.
Grace Cole Nature park, Lake Forest Park, Washington