Athyrium filix-femina

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Noun1.Athyrium filix-femina - most widely grown fern of the genus Athyrium for its delicate foliageAthyrium filix-femina - 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 specific epithet means lady-fern, referring to its delicate and lacy appearance.