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PlantFiles: Trifid Holly Fern
Polystichum tripteron

Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Polystichum (pol-IS-tick-um) (Info)
Species: tripteron (TRIP-ter-on) (Info)

Synonym:Aspidium tripteron
Synonym:Dryopteris triptera

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral killdawabbit On May 18, 2010, killdawabbit from Christiana, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Hardy Japanese terrestrial fern, vase-shaped, with distinctive 4-ranked fronds, to 2' tall. Excellent woodland garden plant with a different look, easily grown in humus-rich soil in shade. USDA Zone 6-9.

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