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Genus: Polystichum — holly fern

Plants in the fern genus Polystichum have a lobe on the upper side of the base of the finest leaf division. The sori are attached to the leaf by a central stalk, covering the spores like an umbrella. Reference: Wagner (1993).


Dryopteridaceae (wood fern family)

This genus’s species in New England

Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key