water fern

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Noun1.water fern - ferns that grow in waterwater fern - ferns that grow in water    
fern - any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
clover fern, pepperwort - any of several water ferns of the genus Marsilea having four leaflets
pillwort, Pilularia globulifera - European water fern found around margins of bodies of water or in wet acid soil having small globose sporocarps
regnellidium, Regnellidium diphyllum - small latex-containing aquatic fern of southern Brazil
Azolla caroliniana, Carolina pond fern, mosquito fern, floating fern - small free-floating aquatic fern from the eastern United States to tropical America; naturalized in western and southern Europe
Ceratopteris pteridioides, water sprite, floating fern - aquatic fern of tropical America often used in aquariums
Ceratopteris thalictroides, floating fern - pantropical aquatic fern
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She had made friends with the spring down in the hollow-- that wonderful deep, clear icy-cold spring; it was set about with smooth red sandstones and rimmed in by great palm-like clumps of water fern; and beyond it was a log bridge over the brook.
In Karratha, weeders waded as they pulled Indian water ferns from a pond in the Millstream Chichester National Park.
Among the organisms used for biosorption, water ferns (Azolla spp.) are an inexpensive, readily available source of biomass.