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Polypodium appalachianum (Appalachian rockcap fern)
Cressler, Alan

Polypodium appalachianum

Polypodium appalachianum Haufler & Windham

Appalachian Rockcap Fern, Appalachian Polypody

Polypodiaceae (Polypody Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.


USA: AL , CT , DC , DE , GA , KY , MA , MD , ME , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Polypodium appalachianum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polypodium appalachianum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Polypodium appalachianum


Record Modified: 2014-09-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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