shield fern


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shield fern

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(Plants) any temperate woodland fern of the genus Polystichum having shield-shaped flaps covering the spore-producing bodies: family Aspleniaceae
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Noun1.shield fern - any of various ferns of the genera Dryopteris or Polystichum or Lastreopsis having somewhat shield-shaped coverings on the sorishield fern - any of various ferns of the genera Dryopteris or Polystichum or Lastreopsis having somewhat shield-shaped coverings on the sori
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
Athyriaceae, Dryopteridaceae, family Athyriaceae, family Dryopteridaceae - alternative names for one of a number of families into which the family Polypodiaceae has been subdivided in some classification systems
broad buckler-fern, Dryopteris dilatata - European shield fern
Dryopteris goldiana, Goldie's fern, Goldie's shield fern, goldie's wood fern - North American fern with a blackish lustrous stipe
Polystichum setiferum, soft shield fern - European shield fern cultivated in many varieties
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POLYSTICHUM SETIFERUM Soft shield fern AN EVERGREEN for deep shade although it also likes partial shade and will tolerate dry, but not bone dry, soil.
Polystichum setiferum Soft shield fern An evergreen for deep shade which also likes partial shade and will tolerate dry, but not bone dry, soil.
Choose evergreen ferns such as the native Hart's Tongue Fern and the soft shield fern Polystichum setiferum.
Some ferns, such as the soft shield fern polystichum setiferum, occasionally produce bulbils along their central stem.
("shield fern") occurs in temperate and tropical regions of the world, 300-3050 m.o.s.l., with ca.
ludoviciana (Kunze) Small-SOUTHERN SHIELD FERN. Figure 21a, 21b.
(See "Endangered Species and the National Park Service," beginning on page 4.) Of the 1,244 federally listed species, only 13 are currently listed as endangered or threatened in Alaska, and we expect that all are present in national parks except the endangered Aleutian shield fern (Polystichum aleuticum) and leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea).
Don't panic if you sever one as it will probably regenerate, but do try to avoid doing dry shade, such as hart's tongue fern, Asplenium scolopendrium, Polystichum setiferum, the soft shield fern and the common polypody Polypode vulgare.