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Native Plant Guide

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licorice fern

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Licorice fern on stump
© Greg Rabourn
Licorice fern on stump (enlarge)

Polypodium glycyrrhiza

Evergreen Groundcover

Height: 1.50 ft.

Availability: Low

Growing ease: Low

Moisture req.: moist

Exposure req.: part shade - shade


Plant description:

This fern is primarily found growing with mosses on rotting logs or in bigleaf maples. Attractive, but difficult to grow without a rotting log to plant it in.

Keywords: ferns, fire-resistant