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Polypodium hesperium
western polypody

Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington, but fairly common in the Cascades west of the crest; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.

Habitat: Moist cliffs, ledges and rock crevices, lowlands to middle elevations in the mountains

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Polypodium hesperium Maxon
Publication: Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 13: 200. 1900.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Polypodium prolongilobum Clute
Polypodium vulgare L. var. columbianum Gilbert [Peck]
Polypodium vulgare L. var. hesperium (Maxon) A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Polypodium hesperium in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Polypodium hesperium checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Polypodium hesperium atlas page.

CalPhotos: Polypodium hesperium photos.

USDA Plants: Polypodium hesperium information.

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