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NC Native Plant Society:
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Pleopeltis polypodioides [= Polypodium polypodioides]

Resurrection fern

Scientific Name:

Pleopeltis polypodioides [= Polypodium polypodioides]

Genus:

Pleopeltis

Species Epithet:

polypodioides

Common Name:

Resurrection fern

Plant Type

Fern/Clubmoss/Allies

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Polypodiaceae (Polypody Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Cp, Pd, Mt (GA, NC, SC, VA): on tree limbs and trunks (especially when leaning) and on rocks; common (rare in n. VA).

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Fern Frond

Leaf Form:

Nothing Specified

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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