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