chain fern


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Noun1.chain fern - a fern of the genus Woodwardia having the sori in chainlike rowschain fern - a fern of the genus Woodwardia having the sori in chainlike rows
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Woodwardia, Woodwardia - in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae: chain ferns
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The strappy leaves of a native iris grow at left, while a giant chain fern (Woodwardio fimbriata) stands tall at right.
Chain Fern, the third dam of Hearts Of Fire, is an unraced sister to Al Bahathri.
Giant chain fern (Woodwardia imbricata) is cold hardy and grows up to 7feet tall in Northern California, although it will probably not grow more than 4 feet tall in our area.