sword fern


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sword fern

n.
1. Any of various ferns of the genus Nephrolepis, including the Boston fern, having long, narrow fronds.
2. Any of various ferns of the genus Polystichum, especially P. munitum, native to western North America and having long, dark green fronds.

sword fern

n
(Plants) any of numerous ferns having sword-shaped fronds
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Noun1.sword fern - any of several tropical ferns having more or less sword-shaped fronds including one from which the Boston fern developed
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
genus Nephrolepis, Nephrolepis - small genus of tropical ferns; sometimes placed in Polypodiaceae
Boston fern, Nephrolepis exaltata, Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis - a sword fern with arching or drooping pinnate fronds; a popular houseplant
basket fern, Nephrolepis pectinata, toothed sword fern - tropical American fern cultivated for its finely divided greyish-green foliage; West Indies and southern Mexico to Peru and Brazil
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Water well Variety of humidity loving plants in a bathroom (from left) tradescantia (wandering Jew), English ivy; sword fern, umbrella tree and variegated Cupid peperomia.
The design for a new graphene prototype developed at RMIT was inspired by the western sword fern.
Also tonight at Tralee the second round of the Vulturi@ Stud Kingdom Derby is run over 525 yards, with the selections Quietly, Amazing Dude, Sword Fern and Droopys Nine.
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You might consider planting periwinkle (Vinca major) or sword fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia) in lieu of a lawn.
Sword fern (Polystichum munitum) Stone Crop (Sedum species) Hens and Chicks (Sempervirum tectorum) Periwinkle (Vinca minor) Thyme (Thymus species)
exaltata 'Bostoniensis'); Oregon fern, brake fern, flat fern, sword fern (N.
He takes part in a 525-yard contest which also includes smart sorts in Sidarian Nell, Sword Fern, Must Be Jack, Bellmore Neymar and Philiblue, but should still come through for victory.
Two are natives: California holly grape (Mahonia pinnata) grows 4 to 5 feet tall, has clusters of yellow flowers, and requires little or no water once established; and water-thrifty Western sword fern (Polystichum munitum), with deep green leathery fronds.
munitum, sometimes called the sword fern because its tall fronds are unusually long and narrow and it still looks remarkably fresh in winter, making a wonderful contrast against snowdrops and epimediums, which like the same conditions.
She reports great success with masses of Western sword fern (Polystichum mu-nitum), which thrives wild in redwood forests, as well as with Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta').
After an hour of calling exchanges with a particular bull that would not come in, Steve led Brad down a steep canyon, across a creek, and 80 yards up the other side, where he had Brad kneel in the chest-high sword fern.