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Polypodium virginianum

Polypodium virginianum L.

Polypodium vulgare auct. non L. p.p.

Polypodium vulgare L. var. virginianum (L.) Eaton

Common Polypody, Rock Polypody

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionPteridophytaFerns
ClassFilicopsida“Leptosporangiate” (has to do with how their spores form) ferns—includes most ferns
OrderPolypodialesPolypod ferns
FamilyPolypodiaceaePolypod ferns, many of which are epiphytes—they grow on other plants without harming them
GenusPolypodiumFrom Greek polus, “many,” and podos, “foot”
Speciesvirginianum“Of Virginia”

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Polypodium virginianum (Common Polypody, Rock Polypody)

4/24/2016 · Blue Trail, Willard Brook State Park, Ashby, NH

Polypodium virginianum (Common Polypody, Rock Polypody)

10/16/2016 · Monument Mountain, Great Barrington, MA
≈ 3½ × 5" (8.7 × 13 cm)

Polypodium virginianum (Common Polypody, Rock Polypody)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 20 × 16" (51 × 41 cm)

Polypodium virginianum (Common Polypody, Rock Polypody)

7/31/2013 · Andres Institute of Art, Big Bear Mountain, Brookline, NH
≈ 31 × 21" (79 × 53 cm)

Polypodium virginianum (Common Polypody, Rock Polypody)

8/8/2015 · Mt. Wachusett
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 12 cm)

Polypodium virginianum (Common Polypody, Rock Polypody)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 20 cm)

Polypodium virginianum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 7 Oct 2016.

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Polypodium virginianum (Common Polypody, Rock Polypody)

8/15/2015 · Moose Cave, Grafton Notch State Park, Newry, ME

Polypodium virginianum (Common Polypody, Rock Polypody)

4/24/2016 · Blue Trail, Willard Brook State Park, Ashby, NH

Polypodium virginianum (Common Polypody, Rock Polypody)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)

Polypodium virginianum (Common Polypody, Rock Polypody)

10/16/2016 · Monument Mountain, Great Barrington, MA
≈ 4½ × 7" (12 × 18 cm)

Polypodium virginianum (Common Polypody, Rock Polypody)

7/31/2013 · Andres Institute of Art, Big Bear Mountain, Brookline, NH
≈ 4 × 2½' (1.2 × 0.8 m)

Polypodium virginianum (Common Polypody, Rock Polypody)

4/29/2016 · Andres Art Institute, Big Bear Mountain, Hollis, NH
≈ 5½ × 3½' (1.8 × 1.1 m)

Polypodium virginianum (Common Polypody, Rock Polypody)

10/7/2016 · Pine Meadow Conservation Area, Ayer, MA

Polypodium virginianum (Common Polypody, Rock Polypody)

4/3/2010 · Mt. Battie (Elev. 780'), Camden, ME
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

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