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Polypodium polypodioides

Common Name(s):
Resurrection fern
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

Found on trees, stumps, and rocks; difficult to get established; in dry periods it appears to die but regains normal appearance with rain; creeping rhizome

Height:
4-8 in.
Zones:
6-10
Habit:
Evergreen
Fronds:
1 to 2 in. wide, leathery fronds with 6 to 20 alternately spaced, oblong segments joined by rounded sinuses; has blunt tip; smaller fronds are prostrate; scaly on under surface; stipe nearly one half length of blade
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 216

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