An Ecological Study of the Polypody
Fern Polypodium Polypodioides as an Epiphyte in Mississippi.
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
1977) An enigmatic polypody
fern from Cartago, Costa Rica.
On drier but partly-shaded upper cliff ledges is rock polypody
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