Taxon  Report   6777 
Polypodium glycyrrhiza  D. Eaton
Licorice fern
Polypodium glycyrrhiza
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Polypodium glycyrrhiza
© 2008 Keir Morse
Polypodium glycyrrhiza
© 2012 John Game
Polypodium glycyrrhiza, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Polypodium glycyrrhiza
© 2015 James Gonsman
Genus: Polypodium
Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Polypodium vulgare ssp. occidentale
PLANTS: Polypodium vulgare var. commune
PLANTS: Polypodium vulgare var. occidentale
More information about  Polypodium glycyrrhiza
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2018).

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