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Polypodiaceae

 

a family of plants of the class Filicales. They are perennials with creeping or sometimes ascending rhizomes that are covered with scales. The leaves are pinnate, twice pinnate, lobed, or entire. There are approximately 65 genera, with up to 1,200 species. They are found predominantly in the tropics, where they often develop as epiphytes. Five species of Polypodiaceae are found in the USSR: one Far Eastern species of the genus Pyrrosia and four species of the genus Polypodium. The wall fern (Polypodium vulgare) grows in the European USSR, the Caucasus, Middle Asia, and Western Siberia; its rhizome is sweet. Many tropical Polypodiaceae (Drynaria, Platycerium) are cultivated in greenhouses and as house plants.

REFERENCE

Takhtadzhian, A. L. Vysshie rasteniia, vol. 1. Moscow-Leningrad, 1956.
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On Figure 4 are presented the fluorescence spectrums for Common Polypody (Polypodium vulgare) eleven years after NATO bombing.
Maud Grieve wrote in A Modern Herbal in 1931 that common polypody was used as a mild laxative and expectorant and was valuable in early consumption.
Family Name (Latin and Common): Polypodiaceae, the Polypody family
But for sheer value during the winter months when most herbaceous plants are tucked away under the soil, the bright green leaves of the polypody, particularly Polypodium australe, are a daily joy.
Herbaceous plants Woolly yarrow (Achillea tomentosa) Artemisia* Jupiter's beard, red valerian (Centranthus ruber) Costmary (Chrysanthemum balsamita) Shooting star (Dodecatheon) Coastal or California wood fern (Dryopteris arguta) Dudleya Wild buckwheat (Eriogonum) Hellebore (Helleborus foetidus) Coral bells (Heuchera) Iris douglasiana Leather polypody (Polypodium scouleri) Butcher's broom (Ruscus) Vancouveria California fuchsia (Zauschneria californica) * types that need no summer water
If you want ferns for walls then ferns such as the common polypody, Polypodium vulgare is drought tolerant and grows on rocks and trees in the wild or there is the hart's tongue fern, Asplenium scolopendrium, which will grow happily in crevices in limestone rocks or a planting hole in a wall.
Family Name (Latin and Common): Polypodiaceae, the Polypody family ketated Family Members in Book: Adiantum, Nephrolepis, Platycerium, Polystichum, and Rumohra
ADRIENNE SAYS: Use the common polypody fern or Polopodium vulgare and the tiny Blechnum penna-marina to plant up crevices.