Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Polypodium glycyrrhiza -- (Licorice Fern)

photos by Susan McDougall


Polypodium glycyrrhiza

Found at lower elevations this species is often observed growing on Bigleaf Maple in river valleys on south side of the Park. It also grows on mossy cliffs, as shown in the photograph alongside Westside Road.

Location: Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 25, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7586, -121.8780, 2486
Date: June 25, 2015
Polypodium glycyrrhiza

The common name is derived from the flavor of the rootstocks. The leaf blade is long (up to 20 inches) and the leaflets are tapered. The sori are close to the midrib.

Location: Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 25, 2015

Author: Susan McDougall
Westside Road, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7586, -121.8780, 2486
Date: June 25, 2015

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