|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|