Evergreen or summer deciduous perennial with a long-creeping, scaly rhizome.
Lanceolate, 10-60 cm long, 2-15 cm wide, pinnatifid with sharp deep incisions and elongated pointed segments with toothed margins; rachis with rusty hairs on upper surface in the top one third.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|CDF(4), CWH(434), ICH(1), IDF(5), MH(3), MS(1)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Polypodium vulgare subsp. occidentale (Hook.) HultTn
Polypodium vulgare var. commune Milde
Polypodium vulgare var. occidentale Hook.