polypody


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An Ecological Study of the Polypody Fern Polypodium Polypodioides as an Epiphyte in Mississippi.
Polypody is indestructible and is as at home behind a wheelie bin in a city as in a rural wood.
Although it is not much taller than the polypody, it creates a much more architectural effect.
Urticaceae); Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata); Strawberry (Fragariae herba); Maple (Acer palmatum); Common Polypody (Polypodium vulgare).
On drier but partly-shaded upper cliff ledges is rock polypody (Polypodium virginianum).
Certain specialized plants, including pink lady's slipper orchids, downy rattlesnake plantain, and polypody ferns, survive well in these conditions.
The prominent Elizabethan herbalist John Gerard noted in his 1633 Herbal, or General History of Plants that Dioscorides described the fern polypody as having the "power to purge and to draw forth choler and flegme," and that it was "very good for members out of joint, and for chaps betweene the fingers.
Gerard also reported that in the Rhine River region, the root of polypody was considered a remedy for arthritis: "In this kinde of disease the hands, the feet, and the joints of the knees and elbowes do swell.
On top of many of these blocks grow mats of an uncommon fern, common polypody.