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Polypodium scouleri - Leathery Polypody

Polypodium scouleri grows in the shade in gaps between rocks or under trees and in rotting wood near the coast in the fog zone. Leathery Polypody spreads by stolons underground or near the surface and grows a foot or less in height. The native range of Polypodium scouleri starts north of Santa Barbara and on the Channel Islands and extends up to include Oregon and Washington. Polypodium scouleri grows by slowly spreading rhizomes.

Polypodium scouleri, Leathery Polypody

Coastal fern in shade of oaks Polypodium scouleri - Leathery Polypody Fern. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

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

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