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Polypodium virginianum L.
Synonym(s): Polypodium vulgare, Polypodium vulgare var. virginianum
USDA Symbol: POVI7
Polypody is a creeping fern that forms dense mats and will cover mossy rocks. Fronds are small, leathery and evergreen.
A good rock garden plant in filtered light.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.
, WV Canada: MB
, SK Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8) , Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Drought Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Will only tolerate moist soil with good drainage.
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
American Native Nursery
- Quakertown, PA
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2009-03-04
Research By: TWC Staff