soft shield fern

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Noun1.soft shield fern - European shield fern cultivated in many varieties
buckler fern, shield fern - any of various ferns of the genera Dryopteris or Polystichum or Lastreopsis having somewhat shield-shaped coverings on the sori
genus Polystichum, Polystichum - small to medium-sized terrestrial ferns especially holly ferns; in some classification systems placed in Polypodiaceae
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Pockets left between logs can be filled with a range of ferns, including the luxuriant soft shield fern.
Choose evergreen ferns such as the native Hart's Tongue Fern and the soft shield fern Polystichum setiferum.
Some ferns, such as the soft shield fern polystichum setiferum, occasionally produce bulbils along their central stem.