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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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.
Underbrush here includes salmonberry, vine maple and lady fern. After 2.2 miles downhill, the trail enters a field of bracken and blackberries, a pre-World War II homestead pasture gone wild.
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.
Among plants you might try here are Hosta x tardiana, 'Halcyon'; lady fern; leatherwood fern; Pachysandra terminalis; and Hedera helix, 'Wilson's ivy.'
asplenioides (Michaux) Farwell-SOUTHERN LADY FERN. Figure 20c, 20d.