climbing fern

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climb·ing fern

Any of various terrestrial ferns of the genus Lygodium, having long, twining fronds, including L. palmatum of the eastern United States.
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Noun1.climbing fern - any of several ferns of the genus Lygodium that climb by twiningclimbing fern - any of several ferns of the genus Lygodium that climb by twining
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Lygodium, Lygodium - chiefly tropical climbing ferns
creeping fern, Hartford fern, Lygodium palmatum - delicate fern of the eastern United States having a twining stem and palmately-lobed sterile fronds and forked fertile fronds
climbing maidenhair, climbing maidenhair fern, Lygodium microphyllum, snake fern - tropical fern widespread in Old World; naturalized in Jamaica and Florida
climber - a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants
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Tolerance of Old World climbing fern (Lygodium microphyllum) spores to herbicide.
Florida has become infamous for the invasive species that have made a home there: Giant Burmese pythons, Old World climbing fern, and spiky, zebra-striped lionfish plague the state's land and waters.
Everglades National Park spends about $1 million annually on exotic-plant management, which includes efforts to eradicate Brazilian peppers, Australian pine trees, and the Old World Climbing Fern.
While the area is largely protected from development because of a variety of state and federal laws, including the Endangered Species Act, the Sanctuary's managers must deal with the destructive potential of invasive plants, including Australian melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquenervia), Old-World climbing fern (Lygodium microphyllum), Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius), and water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes).
For more than 12 years, ARS scientists and cooperators have been on a quest to control Old World climbing fern, one of the most invasive plants in all of Florida and a large threat to the prized Florida Everglades.
japonicum (Thunberg ex Murray) Swartz--JAPANESE CLIMBING FERN.
White-flowered derris, a rare climbing fern with a stem 15 to 20 centimeters in diameter is found in an area called Lai Chi Wo, about 45 minutes' boat ride away from Sha Tin in the New Territories.
Today, from suburban backyards to remote locations in the Everglades, the Old World climbing fern (Lygodium microphyllum) infests some 100,000 acres in south Florida.
Saving the side yard for last, Rubie begins a tour of her incredible gardens with the patio, which is more like a richly decorated room, with its scored and stained concrete "floor" and an arbor "ceiling" thickly covered in black-eyed Susan vine, climbing fern, and, remarkably, a potato vine bearing potatoes.
The development of the complex leaves of the climbing fern Lygodium has been described in a series of papers (Mueller, 1982a, 1982b, 1983).
Old World climbing fern likely arrived in Florida through the ornamental plant trade and was first reported naturalized in Florida in 1968 (Beckner 1968).