Definition of lady fern in English:

lady fern

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noun

  • A tall, graceful fern of worldwide distribution which favours moist shady habitats.
    • Athyrium and other genera, family Woodsiaceae: several species, in particular A. filix-femina
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    • On moist slopes above the terraces, northern maidenhair replaces the lady fern, and oceanspray populates the shrub layer.
    • Near the streams is an abundance of lady fern, netted chain fern, royal fern, cinnamon fern, and New York fern, often growing beneath a layer of mountain laurel.
    • There are mushrooms and nettles and lady fern fiddleheads.

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