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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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A few broad buckler ferns were flourishing, protected from the cold by the understorey of rhododendrons that give shelter to so much of the wildlife here.
The buckler ferns, Dryopteris, have the fragrance of newly- mown hay, while the mountain fern (Oreopteris limbosperma) smells of lemons.