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Polypodium virginianum L.
USDA Symbol: POVI7
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Polypody is a creeping fern that forms dense mats and will cover mossy rocks. Fronds are small, leathery and evergreen.
A good rock garden plant in filtered light.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.
AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: MB
, SK Native Habitat:
Woodland,Rocky Bluff USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8) , Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Drought Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Will only tolerate moist soil with good drainage.
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
American Native Nursery
- Quakertown, PA
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Record Modified: 2009-03-04
Research By: TWC Staff