hay-scented


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Noun1.hay-scented - fern of eastern North America with pale green fronds and an aroma like hayhay-scented - fern of eastern North America with pale green fronds and an aroma like hay
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
Dennstaedtia, genus Dennstaedtia - chiefly terrestrial ferns; in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae
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Deer avoid plants possessing chemical defenses or having little nutrition like rough goldenrod, white snakeroot, hay-scented fern, false hellebore, skunk cabbage, blue cohosh, glossy buckthorn and Pennsylvania sedge.
Ferns thrive in the humid atmosphere of this narrow valley, with 20 recorded, including green spleenwort, brittle bladder fern, hay-scented buckler fern and Wilson's filmy fern.