ostrich fern


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ostrich fern

n.
Any of various ferns of the genus Matteuccia, especially M. struthiopteris, of northern temperate regions, having long plumelike fronds.
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Noun1.ostrich fern - tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumesostrich fern - tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Matteuccia, genus Pteretis, Matteuccia, Pteretis - small genus sometimes included in genus Onoclea; in some classifications both genera are placed in Polypodiaceae
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THE wonderful shuttlecock or ostrich fern is beautiful in spring, when the large, green, lacy fronds unfurl and filter the sunlight.
Smaller but striking too is the Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) whose upright fronds are arranged like a shuttlecock.
However, 16 of the 228 samples (7%) exceeded the regulation values set by the Japanese authorities for Cs-134/Cs-137, including bamboo shoots (eight samples), shiitake mushrooms (four samples), ostrich fern (two samples), turnip (one sample) and sand lance fish (one sample).
Clark also identified trout lily for those asking about it and said the area was one of the few in Petersham where ostrich fern would grow.
The Shuttlecock or Ostrich fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris, is a suitable one for any smaller garden, with its upright, shuttlecock appearance and relatively well-behaved habit of growth.
Vines: Hardy Kiwi, Schisandra, Cherry Tomatoes, Hops Perennial/Biennial Plants: Egyptian Walking Onion, Ostrich Fern
Fiddleheads are the young coiled leaves of the ostrich fern (Matteuccua struthiopteris).
Most ferns have long unfamiliar names so look out for their common names, shuttlecock fern or ostrich fern.
Matteuccia struthiopteris is usually known as the shuttlecock, or ostrich fern. Shuttlecock fern is really the best description, as the elegant clumps do look like old- fashioned feather shuttlecocks.
For example fiddleheads are the young shoots of the Ostrich fern found growing in clumps in the marsh.
Auxin effects on vascular differentiation in ostrich fern. Ann.
Just as undercooked meat or fowl can make a meal sickening, so, too, raw or lightly cooked ostrich fern may cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.