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walking fern

Syllabification: walk·ing fern

Definition of walking fern in English:

noun

A North American fern with long slender tapering fronds that form new plantlets where the tips touch the ground, typically growing on limestone.
  • Asplenium (or Camptosorus) rhizophyllus, family Aspleniaceae
Example sentences
  • I have been trying to grow walking ferns from spores, with little or no success until this last year.
  • Mosses and walking ferns may grow in the cooler air and in the low light of the cave entrance.
  • This trail's namesake is a large boulder located near the midpoint that is covered with walking ferns.

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