Polystichum Munitum, or more commonly know as Western Swordfern, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with dark green foliage and brown flowers of the genus Polystichum. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 3.5 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring summer fall. Polystichum Munitum or Western Swordfern's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Washington.