Pleopeltis polypodioides, Polypodium polypodioides syn.), Resurrection Fern, Scaly Polypody.

Pleopeltis polypodioides, Polypodium polypodioides (syn.), Resurrection Fern, Scaly Polypody. When this fascinating epiphytic fern does not have enough water for its shallow root system, often clinging atop rocks, or tree branches, it dries-up and looks dead, then rehydrates to lush green when imbibed with water. Primarily a neotropic fern with a variety in North America. Native groups used ointment of heated stem and leaves for sores, ulcers. Leaf tea used for headaches, dizziness, thrush, sore mouth, and bleeding gums.

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