floating fern


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Related to floating fern: Salvinia, Salvinia auriculata
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Noun1.floating fern - pantropical aquatic fernfloating fern - pantropical aquatic fern    
aquatic fern, water fern - ferns that grow in water
2.floating fern - aquatic fern of tropical America often used in aquariums
aquatic fern, water fern - ferns that grow in water
3.floating fern - small free-floating aquatic fern from the eastern United States to tropical America; naturalized in western and southern Europe
aquatic fern, water fern - ferns that grow in water
Azolla, genus Azolla - a genus of fern sometimes placed in its own family Azollaceae
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The high-tech layers are based on models from nature, such as the floating fern Salvinia molesta.
However, in contrast, the team found that floating fern leaves, which have small wax hairs, are susceptible to leaf burn.
For decades, salvinia, a South American floating fern, and water hyacinth, have wrought a path of death and destruction across the globe, choking waterways, destroying fisheries and harbouring disease-carrying mosquitos.