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PlantFiles: Mountain Holly-fern
Polystichum lonchitis

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Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Polystichum (pol-IS-tick-um) (Info)
Species: lonchitis (lon-KY-tiss) (Info)

Category:
Perennials
Ferns

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
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Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage

Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral tcfromky On Oct 7, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

The name of this plant, when translated, means: Polystichum: from the Greek polys, "many," and stichos, "row," referring to the rows of sori on the type species - lonchitis: spear shaped from lonche for "spear".

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Crofton, Maryland



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