lady fern


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lady fern

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(Plants) a large, graceful, but variable fern, Athyrium filix-femina, with bipinnate fronds, commonly found on damp acid soils in woods and on hillsides
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Noun1.lady fern - most widely grown fern of the genus Athyrium for its delicate foliagelady fern - most widely grown fern of the genus Athyrium for its delicate foliage
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
Athyrium, genus Athyrium - temperate and tropical lady ferns; in some classifications placed in family Polypodiaceae or in the genus Asplenium
Alpine lady fern, Athyrium distentifolium - a lady fern with deeply cut leaf segments; found in the Rocky Mountains
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The large clump-forming types, as tall as 4ft, are probably the most handsome and while most die back in winter, the Lady Fern (Athyrium filixfemina) has produced some beautiful cultivars, its lace-like fronds gracing any garden.
Lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina) is a tough, cold tolerant ground cover.
A LADY FERN shows off delicate green fronds against bronze-red foliage of Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'.
To make a fernery, simply plant a group of damp-loving ferns such as Japanese painted fern, lady fern and maidenhair (pictured above), enriching the soil with organic matter beforehand.
There are three main species of edible ferns in North America: ostrich fern Matteucia strutbiopteris, lady fern Atbyrium filix-femina, and bracken fern Pteridium aquilinum.
One of the most richly coloured is the painted lady fern (Athyrium nipponicum `Pictum'), which is a wonderful mixture of green, purple-red and silver.