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Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)

  • Christmas Fern (Polystichum Acrostichoides) http://www.sagebud.com/christmas-fern-polystichum-acrostichoides
    Credit: Photo by and (c)2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) | Own Picture. | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL-1.2
  • Christmas Fern (Polystichum Acrostichoides) http://www.sagebud.com/christmas-fern-polystichum-acrostichoides
    Credit: Photo by and (c)2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) | Own Picture. | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL-1.2
  • Christmas Fern (Polystichum Acrostichoides) http://www.sagebud.com/christmas-fern-polystichum-acrostichoides
    Credit: Photo by and (c)2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) | Own Picture. | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL-1.2
  • Christmas Fern (Polystichum Acrostichoides) http://www.sagebud.com/christmas-fern-polystichum-acrostichoides
    Credit: Photo (c)2006 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) | Own Picture. | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5 GFDL-1.2
  • Christmas Fern (Polystichum Acrostichoides) http://www.sagebud.com/christmas-fern-polystichum-acrostichoides
    Credit: Photo (c)2006 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) | Own Picture. | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5 GFDL-1.2
  • Christmas Fern (Polystichum Acrostichoides) http://www.sagebud.com/christmas-fern-polystichum-acrostichoides
    Credit: Photo by and (c)2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) | Own Picture. | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL-1.2
  • Christmas Fern (Polystichum Acrostichoides) http://www.sagebud.com/christmas-fern-polystichum-acrostichoides
    Credit: Mark Pellegrini | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5
  • Christmas Fern (Polystichum Acrostichoides) http://www.sagebud.com/christmas-fern-polystichum-acrostichoides
    Credit: Mark Pellegrini | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5
  • Christmas Fern (Polystichum Acrostichoides) http://www.sagebud.com/christmas-fern-polystichum-acrostichoides
    Credit: Mark Pellegrini | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5
  • Christmas Fern (Polystichum Acrostichoides) http://www.sagebud.com/christmas-fern-polystichum-acrostichoides
    Credit: jaknouse (talk) Original uploader was Jaknouse at en.wikipedia | Transferred from en.wikipedia(Original text : self-made) | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL
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Polystichum Acrostichoides, or more commonly know as Christmas Fern, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Polystichum. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Polystichum Acrostichoides or Christmas Fern's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Fern
  • Genus: Polystichum
  • Family: Dryopteridaceae
  • Order: Polypodiales
  • Class: Filicopsida
  • Division: Pteridophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: MN (T) NY (EV)
  • State T/E Common Name: MN (Christmas fern) NY (Christmas fern)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: UPL FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU-) 2(FAC) 3(UPL) 5(UPL) 6(FACU*)




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