Polypodium scouleri Hook. & Grev.
Leathery Polypody, Rock Polypody
Polypodiaceae (Polypody Family)
USDA Symbol: POSC4
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.
DistributionUSA: CA , OR , WA
Native Distribution: Near the coast from s. B.C. to s. CA
Native Habitat: Exposed cliffs, banks & tree trunks often within reach of salt spray
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Thrives in salt spray. Considered the most attractive of the west coast polypodies but is regarded as the most difficult to cultivate.
PropagationDescription: Divide the rhizome or propagate by spores.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Polypodium scouleri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polypodium scouleri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Polypodium scouleri
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff