bladder fern


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bladder fern

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(Plants) a small fern, Cystoperis fragilis, with graceful lanceolate leaves, typically growing on limestone rocks and walls
[C19: named from the bladder-shaped indusium]
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Noun1.bladder fern - any fern of the genus Cystopteris characterized by a hooded indusium or bladderlike membrane covering the soribladder fern - any fern of the genus Cystopteris characterized by a hooded indusium or bladderlike membrane covering the sori
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
Cystopteris, genus Cystopteris - chiefly small perennial rock ferns: bladder ferns; in some classifications placed in Polypodiaceae
brittle bladder fern, brittle fern, Cystopteris fragilis, fragile fern - delicate fern widely distributed in North America and European having thin pinnatifid fronds with brittle stems
Cystopteris montana, mountain bladder fern - fern of rocky mountainous areas of hemisphere
berry fern, bulblet bladder fern, bulblet fern, Cystopteris bulbifera - North American fern often bearing bulbils on the leaflets
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Or disturb patches of Oregon sunshine, cliff larkspur, oceanspray, brittle bladder fern, licorice fern and other indigenous plants.
Blasdell, Spreading Bladder Fern; Lowland Bladder Fern.
CYSTOPTERIS {sis-TOP-ter-iss} Bernhardi 1806 * Bladder Ferns * [Greek kystos, bladder, and pteris, fern: young indusia are inflated.