lady fern


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lady fern

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(Plants) a large, graceful, but variable fern, Athyrium filix-femina, with bipinnate fronds, commonly found on damp acid soils in woods and on hillsides
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Noun1.lady fern - most widely grown fern of the genus Athyrium for its delicate foliagelady fern - most widely grown fern of the genus Athyrium for its delicate foliage
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
Athyrium, genus Athyrium - temperate and tropical lady ferns; in some classifications placed in family Polypodiaceae or in the genus Asplenium
Alpine lady fern, Athyrium distentifolium - a lady fern with deeply cut leaf segments; found in the Rocky Mountains
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Underbrush here includes salmonberry, vine maple and lady fern.
Pheromonal interactions among cordate gametophytes of the lady fern, Athyrium filix-femina.
The large clump-forming types, as tall as 4ft, are probably the most handsome and while most die back in winter, the Lady Fern (Athyrium filixfemina) has produced some beautiful cultivars, its lace-like fronds gracing any garden.
There are three main species of edible ferns: lady fern, bracken fern and ostrich.
Lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina) is a tough, cold tolerant ground cover.
A LADY FERN shows off delicate green fronds against bronze-red foliage of Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'.
To make a fernery, simply plant a group of damp-loving ferns such as Japanese painted fern, lady fern and maidenhair (pictured above), enriching the soil with organic matter beforehand.