holly fern


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Related to holly fern: Japanese holly fern
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Noun1.holly fern - any of various ferns of the genus Polystichum having fronds with texture and gloss like hollyholly fern - any of various ferns of the genus Polystichum having fronds with texture and gloss like holly
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Polystichum, Polystichum - small to medium-sized terrestrial ferns especially holly ferns; in some classification systems placed in Polypodiaceae
Braun's holly fern, Polystichum braunii, prickly shield fern - North American fern whose more or less evergreen leathery fronds are covered with pale brown chafflike scales
northern holly fern, Polystichum lonchitis - evergreen European fern widely cultivated
2.holly fern - tropical Old World fern having glossy fronds suggestive of hollyholly fern - tropical Old World fern having glossy fronds suggestive of holly; sometimes placed in genus Polystichum
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
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After her sudden death, I found a holly fern in a plastic grocery bag on the back porch.
Range :The most popular ferns for use as houseplants are the staghorn fern (Platycerium), bird's nest fern (Asplenium), deersfoot fern (Davallia), blue star fern (Phlebodium), maidenhair fern (Adiantum), holly fern (Cyrtomium), brake fern and ribbon fern (Pteris), and cliffbrake fern (Pellaea).
Cultivars to include are Holly Fern, "Autumn Fern" and "Lady in Red" for color and adaptability, but do not overlook our native ferns, such as Christmas fern, Lady Fern, and Maidenhair Fern.
Rhywogaethau eraill sy'n cael eu gwarchod yma ydi'r tormaen siobynnog (Saxifraga cespitosa; tufted saxifrage), canwraidd y mynydd (Polygonum vivipara;Alpine bistort) a'r rhedynen gelyn (Polystichum lonchitis; holly fern).