Western Sword Fern

(Aka Polystichum munitum)

One of the most common Western North American ferns — but for some reason it refuses to grow in Eastern North America.

1. For a complete and detailed description of this fern, click here.

2. Edible: In spring, with no other food available, Quileute, Makah, Klallam, Squamish, Sechelt, Haida, and other First Nations roasted, peeled and ate the rhizomes [an underground stem, but not the root]. (Wikipedia)
Categories: ferns flora edible

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