Taxon  Report   6778    
Polypodium hesperium  Maxon
Western polypody
Polypodium hesperium
© 2011 Ryan Batten
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Polypodium hesperium
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Polypodium hesperium, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Polypodium hesperium
© 2011 Ryan Batten
Genus: Polypodium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Polypodium vulgare ssp. columbianum
PLANTS: Polypodium vulgare var. columbianum
PLANTS: Polypodium vulgare var. hesperium
More information about  Polypodium hesperium
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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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 23, 2019).