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Polypodium glycyrrhiza/ Licorice fern

Polypodium glycyrrhiza/ Licorice fern

Growing up on old Big Leaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum) .
Polypodium means “many feet” and refers to the plant's branched rhizomes.

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It looks very nice.

18 Oct, 2015


We have several of them around Delonix1, They like this PNW climate and our old maple trees. These are not invasive as some of the other ferns we have around. I pull out dozens of seedlings every week. Grrrr.....

18 Oct, 2015


I bet your ferns all look great with all the rain up there.

19 Oct, 2015


Yes, very healthy and vigorous.

20 Oct, 2015


I once saw an old swayback covered bridge in Oakland that had its old wood shingle roof totally covered in that fern. Then,they demolished it. I took home some large patches of fern. Only,it was near 30 years ago and what did I know? They died fast planted in the ground and only watered every now and then.

24 Oct, 2015


wonderful. Vermont should be able to have this one. will start looking in the woods?

31 Oct, 2015


It thrives in a humid climate here on West coast Wells,
typically grow on living or fallen tree branches, mostly on Acer macrophyllum (big leaf maple), It does not like to be potted in the "dirt" but will grow in moss and decomposed leaves.

1 Nov, 2015

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