scales at base are lanceolate
Toothed leaflets on tufted plants. Growing in rock crevices at falls.
Fern with rather simple fronds
Polystichum imbricans is a species of fern known by the common name narrowleaf sword fern. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to southern California, where it grows in rocky habitat in coastal and inland mountain ranges and foothills. This fern produces several erect linear or lance-shaped leaves up to 80 centimeters long. Each leaf is made up of many narrow, overlapping, sometimes twisting leaflets each 2 to 4 centimeters long. The leaflets...