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    • narrowleaf swordfern
  • English
    • Narrowleaf sword fern
  • Scientific Names
    • Polystichum imbricans

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Recent observations

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What

Narrowleaf sword fern Polystichum imbricans

Observer

jeanettevong

Date

April 8, 2014

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What

Narrowleaf sword fern Polystichum imbricans

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garyg

Date

March 26, 2014

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What

Narrowleaf sword fern Polystichum imbricans

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 29, 2013 01:47 PM PDT

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What

Narrowleaf sword fern Polystichum imbricans

Observer

garyg

Date

July 7, 2013 05:33 AM PDT

Description

with sori

Photos / Sounds

What

Polystichum imbricans ssp curtum Polystichum imbricans ssp. curtum

Observer

bretthall

Date

May 7, 2013 10:11 AM PDT

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faerthen

Date

May 19, 2013

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garyg

Date

April 28, 2013

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Observer

belinda

Date

May 20, 2012

Description

Growing out the side of a large wet rock outcrop. It's P. imbricans because of its small size and because the bracts on the stem of the leaf are small.

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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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