|Photo 1. General image of Polystichum munitum
Polystichum munitum, commonly known as Sword fern, is a provincially yellow listed fern in BC. Federally it is not listed. with a perennial lifecycle. They are commonly found in riparian, mixed forest, conifer forest, rural, old growth or undisturbed habitats.
Polystichum munitum is a fernThe leaf shape is oblong (having an elongated form with slightly parallel sides, roughly rectangular). Their edges are denticulate. Leaves are arranged even pinnatee. Leaves are pinnae oblong and 5-25 cm wide. The stems form is soft and ascending. The stem is green in colour. It has a rhizome root structure.
Their prefered habitat is riparian, mixed forest, conifer forest, rural, old growth or undisturbed. Sun exposure is typically shade. They typically grow in loamy or organic soil. Moisture requirements are moist soil. And the pH requirements are moderately acidic, slightly acidic or neutral. It can be found from 0 m to 500 m in elevation. It can be found in British Columbia, Canada. Polystichum munitum is found in the coastal-western-hemlock biogeoclimatic zone(s).