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Polypodium vulgare

Common Polypody

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Polypodium vulgare is an evergreen fern that grows from a furry rhizome that creeps slowly along the soil surface. The fronds are simply pinnate and triangular in outline - the leaflets getting progressively smaller towards the point. The common polypody is a remarkably adaptable fern and can be seen luxuriating gigantically in acidic leaf mold, diminutively clinging to rocks and dry-stone walls or gripping trees branches epiphytically. The rhizome slowly creeps along wherever it can get a purchase, tolerating extreme drought once established. Plant is evergreen, new growth is often very late in the year.

Polypodium vulgare Identification Sheet

Europe, including British Isles
Common name(s)
Common Polypody
Full sun to full shade, any well-drained soil
Eventual height
Eventual spread
Fully hardy
Skill level

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