Definition of oak fern in English:

oak fern

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noun

  • A delicate fern of woods and damp places in the uplands of northern Eurasia and North America.
    • Genus Gymnocarpium (formerly Thelypteris), family Woodsiaceae: two species, in particular G. dryopteris
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    • Aquarius Research Natural Area is particularly rich in ferns, including Western polypody, spreading woodfern, oak fern, male fern, bracken fern, and sword fern.
    • Here we have concentrated on growing ferns, ranging from the large and leathery Blechnum chilense, to the small and frothy oak fern, Gymnocarpium dryopteris.
    • As well as being a home to wildlife, it also has pockets of enchanted nightshade, yellow pimpernel and oak fern.

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