[Holly Ferns and Sword Ferns: The Genus Polystichum East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Mountain Holly-fern, Rock Sword Fern

Polystichum scopulinum

Synonyms: Aspidium aculeatum var. scopulinum, Polystichum mohrioides var. scopulinum

Mountain Holly-fern, Rock Sword Fern: Polystichum scopulinum (Synonyms: Aspidium aculeatum var. scopulinum, Polystichum mohrioides var. scopulinum)

The ventral side of a mountain holly-fern as seen on Strawberry Mountain, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness................August 3, 2011.

Mountain Holly-fern, Rock Sword Fern: Polystichum scopulinum (Synonyms: Aspidium aculeatum var. scopulinum, Polystichum mohrioides var. scopulinum) - Mountain Holly-fern, Rock Sword Fern: Polystichum scopulinum (Synonyms: Aspidium aculeatum var. scopulinum, Polystichum mohrioides var. scopulinum)

Mountain holly-ferns as seen on Strawberry Mountain, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness................August 3, 2011.

Principal pinnae (leaflet) of Mountain Holly-fern, Rock Sword Fern: Polystichum scopulinum (Synonyms: Aspidium aculeatum var. scopulinum, Polystichum mohrioides var. scopulinum) - Ventral surface of a principal pinnae (leaflet) of Mountain Holly-fern, Rock Sword Fern: Polystichum scopulinum (Synonyms: Aspidium aculeatum var. scopulinum, Polystichum mohrioides var. scopulinum)

Frond of Mountain Holly-fern, Rock Sword Fern: Polystichum scopulinum (Synonyms: Aspidium aculeatum var. scopulinum, Polystichum mohrioides var. scopulinum)

Mountain Holly-fern, Rock Sword Fern: Polystichum scopulinum (Synonyms: Aspidium aculeatum var. scopulinum, Polystichum mohrioides var. scopulinum)

Additonal close-up photos of mountain holly-fern as seen from the same location as above (Aug. 3, 2011) on Strawberry Mountain, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness..........August 19, 2011.

Mountain Holly-fern, Rock Sword Fern: Polystichum scopulinum (Synonyms: Aspidium aculeatum var. scopulinum, Polystichum mohrioides var. scopulinum)

Mountain holly-fern as seen amongst rocks at a pass high above and to the the northeast of High Lake, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness...........July 17, 2013.

Paul Slichter