Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants: guide.

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Polypodium cambricum

Polypode austral
Southern Polypodium


Additional information

Plant family


Provence Verte

Leaf type



60 cm


Polypodium cambricum grows in the cracks and crevices of damp, shady rocks (limestone or igneous).


Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. Fronds, with 14 or more, narrow, oblong, serrated leaflets on either side of the stem, tapered.

Fruits Seeds

Sori: elliptical in shape, forming two rows on the underside of each leaflet.


Root: bittersweet in taste, traditionally being used in the manufacture of nougat.

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