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Mountain Holly-fern
Polystichum lonchitis

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Crofton, Maryland

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

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".