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Polypodium californicum - California Polypody

Polypodium californicum is often found on streambanks, rock crevices and North facing exposures throughout much of California and the Western US below an elevation of 4000 feet. California Polypody will grow on the surface of rocks in the shade. Polypodium californicum often goes dormant for the Summer when conditions start to dry out. Polypodium californicum is most often found on a slope or even on a near vertical surface. The foliage of the California Polypody is a verdant green throughout the Winter months.

Polypodium californicum, California Polypody

North facing slope full of Polypodium californicum - California Polypody Fern. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Genus Polypodium featured on this site:
Polypodium scouleri

Other California native Ferns featured on this site:
Adiantum aleuticum
Adiantum capillus veneris
Adiantum jordanii
Adiantum pedatum
Pellaea andromedifolia
Pentagramma triangularis
Polypodium scouleri
Polystichum munitum
Woodwardia fimbriata