buckler fern


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Related to buckler fern: Dryopteris dilatata, Dryopteris, wood fern

buckler fern

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(Plants) any of various ferns of the genus Dryopteris, such as D. dilatata (broad buckler fern): family Polypodiaceae
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Noun1.buckler fern - any of various ferns of the genera Dryopteris or Polystichum or Lastreopsis having somewhat shield-shaped coverings on the soribuckler fern - any of various ferns of the genera Dryopteris or Polystichum or Lastreopsis having somewhat shield-shaped coverings on the sori
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
Athyriaceae, Dryopteridaceae, family Athyriaceae, family Dryopteridaceae - alternative names for one of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems
broad buckler-fern, Dryopteris dilatata - European shield fern
Dryopteris goldiana, Goldie's fern, Goldie's shield fern, goldie's wood fern - North American fern with a blackish lustrous stipe
Polystichum setiferum, soft shield fern - European shield fern cultivated in many varieties
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The native male or buckler fern, Dryopteris filix-mas, sends up one metre tall fronds that stay green until autumn.
Our dryopteris dilatata, the native broad buckler fern, is just as graceful and also deciduous.
Ferns thrive in the humid atmosphere of this narrow valley, with 20 recorded, including green spleenwort, brittle bladder fern, hay-scented buckler fern and Wilson's filmy fern.