Polypodium vulgare

Tracheophyta PteropsidaPolypodiaceaePolypodiumPolypodium vulgare

Ecology

An evergreen, perennial, rhizomatous fern of well-drained, predominantly acidic substrates, including dry-stone walls, roadside banks and rock outcrops. It also occurs as an epiphyte on Quercus and other deciduous trees, mainly in W. Britain and Ireland, and is also found in conifer plantations. It is very tolerant of exposure, growing, for example, on montane scree. 0?760 m (Beinn na Socaich, Westerness).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Boreo-temperate element.

Atlas Change Index: -0.03

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002087