grape fern


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Noun1.grape fern - a fern of the genus Botrychium having a fertile frond bearing small grapelike clusters of spore casesgrape fern - a fern of the genus Botrychium having a fertile frond bearing small grapelike clusters of spore cases
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
Botrychium, genus Botrychium - grape fern; moonwort
Botrychium lunaria, common moonwort, moonwort - of America and Eurasia and Australia
Botrychium multifidum, leathery grape fern - European fern with leathery and sparsely hairy fronds
Botrychium virginianum, rattlesnake fern - American fern whose clustered sporangia resemble a snake's rattle
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The meadow ferns include the aptly, named Alabama grape fern. In this species, the spore cases are arranged in clusters at the upper end of a leafless, fertile stalk.