Polypody - Polypodium vulgare
Fern with narrow oblong fronds, the pinnae more or less equal in length some way up from the base, usually untoothed and blunt. Sori are circular when young.
Rocks and walls, even old trees.
Spores ripe from August onwards.
Widespread in Britain, though only locally frequent.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland but can be quite common where it occurs, such as on the stone faces of old quarries. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 33 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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