Dryopteris filix-mas


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Noun1.Dryopteris filix-mas - fern of North America and Europe whose rhizomes and stalks yield an oleoresin used to expel tapewormsDryopteris filix-mas - fern of North America and Europe whose rhizomes and stalks yield an oleoresin used to expel tapeworms
wood fern, woodfern, wood-fern - any of various ferns of the genus Dryopteris
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The native male or buckler fern, Dryopteris filix-mas, sends up one metre tall fronds that stay green until autumn.
And of course there are a great range of ferns that also love damp in the ground, such as Dryopteris filix-mas, the male fern with its beautiful shuttlecock-like tufts of fresh green fronds, Osmunda regalis, the royal fern, that turns reddish brown in autumn and Athryium felix-femina, lady fern with its lacy fronds.