Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott Christmas fern

Symbol: POAC4
Group: Fern
Family: Dryopteridaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status:
  
  
Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
Classification:
     
Kingdom   Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Division   Pteridophyta – Ferns
Class   Filicopsida
Order   Polypodiales
Family   Dryopteridaceae – Wood Fern family
Genus   Polystichum Roth – hollyfern
Species   Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott – Christmas fern

Source: USDA