Taxon  Report   6777    
Polypodium glycyrrhiza  D. C. Eaton
Licorice fern
Polypodium glycyrrhiza
© 2015 James Gonsman
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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, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Polypodium glycyrrhiza
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Polypodium
Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
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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Jepson eFlora

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).