"Polypodium glycyrrhiza" Licorice Fern

Licorice Fern "Polypodium glycyrrhiza", Polypody Family (Polypodiaceae) Perennial, plant 6-24" tall, leaves pinnate (like a feather) and the leaflets are arranged alternately, creeping rhizome with a licorice taste. Common on rocks, logs and trees in Western Or. & Wa. and more noticeable during the rainy season.

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