This is probably one of our most common species of ferns. Commonly known as the sword fern, this wonderful plant is called Polystichum munitum.

This fern was frequently used for culinary purposes by the British Columbian aboriginals. The fern would be dug out during the springtime and the rhizomes would be seperated and steamed under the fire to make a delicious meal. However, they didnt simply use it only for culinary purposes. They also used the fronds of the fern to line boxes and baskets that they had woven.

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