Northern Swordfern - Polystichum lonchitis
Leaves erect, 5–60 cm long. Leaf blade nearly linear. Pinnae rarely overlapping, broadly lanceolate to mitten-shaped, 5–30 mm long with spreading-spiny margins. Indusium with jagged margins (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
In MT across the western two-thirds of the state; AK to Greenland south to CA, AZ, CO, WI, and QC (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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- Steerey, W. F. 1979. Distribution, range use and population characteristics of Mule Deer associated with the Schafer Creek winter range, Bridger Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 119 p.