walking fern


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walking fern

n.
An eastern North American evergreen fern (Asplenium rhizophyllum) having undivided fronds that often take root at the tip.
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walking fern

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walking leaf

n
(Plants) a North American fern, Camptosorus rhizophyllus, having sword-shaped fronds, the tips of which take root when in contact with the ground: family Aspleniaceae
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Noun1.walking fern - ferns having lanceolate fronds that root at the tipwalking fern - ferns having lanceolate fronds that root at the tip
spleenwort - any of various chiefly rock-inhabiting ferns of the genus Asplenium
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The walking fern is not particularly pretty, but one of great importance to the naturalist.
rhizophyllum L., Walking Fern. [Camptosorus rhizophyllus]