button fern


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button fern

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A New Zealand fern (Pellaea rotundifolia) cultivated as a houseplant for its arching or trailing leaves with round, dark green, buttonlike leaflets.
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Noun1.button fern - fern of New Zealand and Australia having trailing fronds with dark green buttonlike leaflets
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Pellaea, Pellaea - genus of chiefly small rock-loving ferns; in some classification systems it is placed in the family Polypodiaceae or Adiantaceae
2.button fern - Jamaican fern having round buttonlike bulbils
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Tectaria, Tectaria - terrestrial or epilithic ferns of tropical rain forests
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Arthur Drake, a totund 40-year- old who spent the interview trimming a button fern, offered a somewhat different perspective.
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