I believe this is the correct location, the southernmost redwood grove in Los Padres N.F. on Cabrillo highway
I found the sword fern at 16:34 after hiking up a trail in Strawberry Canyon on a sunny day. It was found right next to a trail surrounded by blackberry bushes. There were spores forming under the leaves.
Found on a sunny day quite warm for the Bay Area. Temperature was eighty degrees Fahrenheit. Found in the shade under a tree near a creek. Spots at bottom are spores used for reproduction of fern.
In heavy forest .
A walk in the woods on the Olympic Peninsula is not complete without plenty of Polystichum munitum or Sword Ferns (aka Western Swordferns).
This sword Fern was found in Redwood Canyon. It had 8 fronds, non of which were fertile. There was only one Sword Fern in the area. The Rachis was 42 cm long. There were 2 dead fronds.
This sword fern was found next to a building. Only one was found in the area. About 2 feet wide and 1 foot tall. Has very sharp leaves. And most of the leaves on the fern appear to be alive.
Sword fern on side of rock in dry creek bed. Spores on 2 of 5 fronds. Over 10 dead frond lying against rock. One or two fern per meter in area.
10 fronds all infertile about an average of 1 1/2 ft. long.
Found just before getting to the redwood grove on Grouse Hill. The seemingly dead leaves still had seeds on the back.
4 fronds, all fertile. Average rachis length= 20 cm. Average sori length= 10 cm.
Approx. 2 rachis, 2 fronds, found in dry stream bed in redwood forest, producing spores
Found on a side of a building near an observatory. It is about 18-24 inches in radius. was not shaded by any type of tree, which is slightly odd. found in a grassland/chaparral biome
Found on the side of our observatory building in a dry chaparral area with no redwoods around.
Common plant growing amongst the California huckleberry at the Redwood campground.
especially on floor of redwood groves