common polypody


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Noun1.common polypody - mat-forming lithophytic or terrestrial fern with creeping rootstocks and large pinnatifid fronds found throughout North America and Europe and Africa and east Asiacommon polypody - mat-forming lithophytic or terrestrial fern with creeping rootstocks and large pinnatifid fronds found throughout North America and Europe and Africa and east Asia
polypody - any of numerous ferns of the genus Polypodium
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Maud Grieve wrote in A Modern Herbal in 1931 that common polypody was used as a mild laxative and expectorant and was valuable in the early stages of consumption.
ADRIENNE SAYS: Use the common polypody fern or Polopodium vulgare and the tiny Blechnum penna-marina to plant up crevices.
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.