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Polystichum acrostichoides

Polystichum acrostichoides

Polystichum acrostichoides

Christmas fern

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES, RS MNPS

Characteristics

Height: 0.5-2'
Flowers:
Fruit: Jun.-Oct.; ;
Fall color: evergreen

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: 4.5-7
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

woods, thickets, and rocky slopes

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE NY PA VA WV

Wildlife

*

Notes

grows in clumps; easily grown in rock gardens and shaded places; impartial to soil type

Groundcover Evergreen



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
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Last updated: 1 October 2004