Licorice Fern
Polypodium glycyrrhiza

Family: Polypodiaceae
Genus: Polypodium (pol-ee-PODE-ee-um) (Info)
Species: glycyrrhiza (gly-ky-RY-zuh) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Ferns

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Crescent City, California

Salem, Oregon

Lake Stevens, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 6, 2008, growin from Beautiful, BC (Zone 9b) wrote:

The Licorice Fern is a late-fall to spring growing epiphytic fern which inhabits cool-humid and shady locations. It is often found on the north side of trees, rocks, logs, gutters or anywhere mosses grow. Once the air warms up and becomes drier, the leaves often dry-up. The roots don't quite taste like licorice candy but are something to gnaw on while you hike for a bit of flavour.