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Polypodium glycyrrhiza
licorice fern

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California.

Habitat: Moist banks and rocks, tree trunks and logs, at low elevations

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Polypodium glycyrrhiza D.C. Eaton
Publication: Amer. J. Sci. Arts. ser. 2, 22: 138. 1856.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Polypodium aleuticum A.E. Bobrov
Polypodium falcatum Kellogg
Polypodium occidentale (Hook.) Maxon
Polypodium vulgare L., misapplied
Polypodium vulgare L. var. falcatum (Kellogg) H. Christ
Polypodium vulgare L. var. occidentale Hook. [Peck]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Polypodium glycyrrhiza in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Polypodium glycyrrhiza checklist entry

OregonFlora: Polypodium glycyrrhiza information

E-Flora BC: Polypodium glycyrrhiza atlas page

CalPhotos: Polypodium glycyrrhiza photos

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