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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

California Native Ferns and Fern Allies featured on this site:
Adiantum aleuticum * Five Fingered Fern, Western Maidenhair Fern
Adiantum capillus veneris * Maidenhair Fern
Adiantum jordanii * California Maidenhair Fern
Adiantum pedatum * Five Fingered Fern, Western Maidenhair Fern
Dryopteris arguta * Coastal Wood Fern
Equisetum telmateia braunii * Giant Horsetail
Myriopteris covillei * Coville's Lip Fern
Pellaea andromedifolia * Coffee Fern
Pentagramma triangularis * Goldback Fern
Polypodium californicum * California Polypody
Polypodium scouleri * Leathery Polypody
Pteridium aquilinum * Bracken Fern
Woodwardia fimbriata * Giant Chain Fern