Common Polypody Polypodium virginianum Linnaeus    Synonyms: Common Rock Fern, Polypodium vulgare, Rock Polypody.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Pteridophyta   >   Class Polypodiopsida   >   Order Polypodiales   >   Family Polypodiaceae   >   Genus Polypodium   

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Usually found growing on rocks in shaded, rocky woods with rich soils. Evergreen. More common in the western counties.

There are 175 records in the project database.

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Common Polypody at Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland (3/26/2012). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Worcester Co., Maryland (3/16/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Howard Co., Maryland (9/8/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Garrett Co., Maryland (9/11/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Howard Co., Maryland (4/24/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Young Common Polypody in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/19/2008). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Common Polypody growing in Howard Co., Maryland (6/4/2015). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/2/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Harford Co., Maryland (4/7/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Sori placement on Common Polypody in Harford Co., Maryland (4/7/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/10/2013). Verified by Bill McAvoy. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Worcester Co., Maryland (3/2/2014). Verified by Bill McAvoy. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Common Polypody (sori) in Worcester Co., Maryland (3/2/2014). Verified by Bill McAvoy. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Carroll Co., Maryland (12/8/2019). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

The sori of Common Polypody in Howard Co., Maryland (4/24/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Common Polypody (sori) in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/20/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Common Polypody growing in Frederick Co., Maryland (3/11/2018). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Harford Co., Maryland (4/22/2020). (c) Rick Cheicante, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Rick Cheicante. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Garrett Co., Maryland (4/21/2017). (c) Michael Ellis, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Michael Ellis via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Harford Co., Maryland (4/22/2020). (c) Rick Cheicante, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Rick Cheicante. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Garrett Co., Maryland (4/21/2017). (c) Michael Ellis, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Michael Ellis via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Harford Co., Maryland (4/23/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Common Polypody fiddleheads in Howard Co., Maryland (4/16/2016). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Howard Co., Maryland (2/19/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Common Polypody growing in Garrett Co., Maryland (5/10/2016). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Howard Co., Maryland (1/29/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/24/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in Cecil Co., Maryland (9/21/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Common Polypody in the snow in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/18/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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