tongue fern


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Related to tongue fern: Phyllitis scolopendrium
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Noun1.tongue fern - east Asian fern having fronds shaped like tonguestongue fern - east Asian fern having fronds shaped like tongues; sometimes placed in genus Cyclophorus
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Pyrrosia, Pyrrosia - epiphytic or lithophytic or terrestrial ferns of tropical Old World
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Choose evergreen ferns such as the native Hart's Tongue Fern and the soft shield fern Polystichum setiferum.
The shiny evergreen British native Hart's Tongue fern, Asplenium scolopendrium, is the ultimate survivor and can withstand whatever the weather throws at it.
Polypodium is often accompanied by the upright shuttlecocks of Asplenium scolopendrium, also known as the hart's tongue fern.
The site, which is known to be home to a colony of scarce Green Hairstreak butterflies and rare Adders Tongue Fern, will be monitored by Kirklees Council's countryside officers and there are hopes to turn it in to an official nature reserve.
The island, which is accessible to the general public, is close to the site of the only Upper Triassic dinosaur footprint found in the UK and is a haven for plants not usually found in the area, including the rare bee orchid, marine spleenwort and the adders tongue fern.
JIM BRADY found masses of meadow buttercup and elder trees in flower at Eccleston, while information from Tom Cottage, at the Wildflower Centre, in Knowsley, led him to adders tongue fern in Prescot.
This is great news for rare plants such as the green-winged orchid and adder's tongue fern, as well as the battalions of crickets, butterflies, bumblebees and other invertebrates that thrive in the High Weald grassland, and which, in turn, attract and support birds and mammals.
Hart's tongue fern does well in dry conditions DESPITE having our fair share of rain through the summer months, this sort of rain doesn't always dampen the soil.
However, some of our native evergreen ferns will do very well in dry shade, such as hart's tongue fern, Asplenium scolopendrium, Polystichum setiferum, the soft shield fern and the common polypody Polypode vulgare.
Cyclamen Hart's tongue fern does well in dry conditions DESPITE having our fair share of rain through the summer months, this sort of rain doesn't always dampen the soil.