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Plant Details

Polypodium virginianum [= Polypodium vulgare]

Rock Polypody, Rock Cap Fern

Scientific Name:

Polypodium virginianum [= Polypodium vulgare]

Genus:

polypodium

Species Epithet:

virginianum

Common Name:

Rock Polypody, Rock Cap Fern

Plant Type

Fern/Clubmoss/Allies

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Polypodiaceae (Polypody Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

moist rocks; common (rare in Coastal Plain).

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Fern Frond

Leaf Form:

Nothing Specified

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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