Name: Polypody

Scientific name: Polypodium vulgare

Category: Moss and Lichen

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: A medium-sized fern, growing on rocks, walls and mossy branches.

How to identify: There are three species of Polypody, all of which look similar, with a frond made up of simple, finger-like 'leaves' coming out of the main stem.

Where: Widespread.

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Photograph credit: Joan Simon

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