Polypodium californicum

  • Polypodium californicum  California polypody
California polypody

This deciduous native from the Bay Area to the foothills of southern California grows 1  foot tall. It is summer dormant and appears in fall with the rains. Grows in sun near the coast, shade anywhere with average to no water. Excellent under oaks, on rocky cliffs, in shaded beds or rock gardens. Hardy to -15°F. Bay Area native.