Polypodium californicum
Polypodiaceae
Exposure
Partial shade
Water
No summer water
Form
Deciduous fern
Height
10 inches
Flower color
Bloom time
This attractive small fern will form large colonies in suitable situations. The fronds die down in late
summer and reappear with the rains. Since it needs dry summer conditions it is best grown in a
container or shaded rock garden.
Habitat
Rocky soil in mixed evergreen forest