Synonyms of 'Ferns'
adder's-tongueany of several terrestrial ferns of the genus Ophioglossum, esp O. vulgatum, that grow in the N hemisphere and have a spore-bearing body that sticks out like a spike from the leaf: family Ophioglossaceae bladder ferna small fern, Cystoperis fragilis, with graceful lanceolate leaves, typically growing on limestone rocks and walls beech ferna fern, Thelypteris phegopteris, that grows in damp N temperate woods and hills: family Polypodiaceae brackenany of various large coarse ferns, esp Pteridium aquilinum, having large fronds with spore cases along the undersides and extensive underground stems buckler fernany of various ferns of the genus Dryopteris, such as D. dilatata (broad buckler fern): family Polypodiaceae bungwall (Australian)an Australian fern, Blechnum indicum, having an edible rhizome fishbone ferna common Australian fern, Nephrolepsis cordifolia, having fronds with many pinnae hard ferna common tufted erect fern of the polypody family, Blechnum spicant, having dark-green lanceolate leaves: it prefers acid soils, and in the US is sometimes grown as deer feed hart's-tonguean evergreen Eurasian fern, Asplenium scolopendrium, with narrow undivided fronds bearing rows of sori: family Polypodiaceae lady ferna large, graceful, but variable fern, Athyrium filix-femina, with bipinnate fronds, commonly found on damp acid soils in woods and on hillsides maidenhairany of a genus (Adiantum) of ferns with delicate fronds and slender black stalks male ferna fern, Dryopteris filix-mas, having scaly stalks and pinnate fronds with kidney-shaped spore-producing bodies on the underside: family Polypodiaceae marsh ferna fern of marshy woodlands, Thelypteris palustris, having pale green pinnate leaves and an underground rootstock nardoo (Australian)any of certain cloverlike ferns of the genus Marsilea, which grow in swampy areas moonwortany of various ferns of the genus Botrychium, esp B. lunaria, which has crescent-shaped leaflets oak ferna graceful light green polypody fern, Thelypteris dryopteris, having a creeping rhizome, found in acid woodlands and on rocks in the northern hemisphere parsley ferna small bright green tufted European fern, Cryptogramma crispa, that grows on acid scree and rock in uplands pillworta small Eurasian water fern, Pilularia globulifera, with globular spore-producing bodies and grasslike leaves rock brakeany of various ferns of the genera Pellaea and Cryptogramma, which grow on rocky ground and have sori at the ends of the veins royal ferna fern, Osmunda regalis, of damp regions, having large fronds up to 2 metres (7 feet) in height, some of which are modified for bearing spores: family Osmundaceae shield fernany temperate woodland fern of the genus Polystichum having shield-shaped flaps covering the spore-producing bodies: family Aspleniaceae staghorn fernany of various tropical and subtropical ferns of the genus Platycerium with fronds resembling antlers sword fernany of numerous ferns having sword-shaped fronds tree fernany of numerous large tropical ferns, mainly of the family Cyatheaceae, having a trunklike stem bearing fronds at the top Venus's-haira fragile maidenhair fern, Adiantum capillus-veneris, of tropical and subtropical America, having fan-shaped leaves and a black stem walking ferna North American fern, Camptosorus rhizophyllus, having sword-shaped fronds, the tips of which take root when in contact with the ground: family Aspleniaceae wall ruea delicate fern, Asplenium ruta-muraria, that grows in rocky crevices and walls in North America and Eurasia woodsiaany small fern of the genus Woodsia, of temperate and cold regions, having tufted rhizomes and numerous wiry fronds: family Polypodiaceae ▷ See fern
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Word List of Ferns from the Collins English Word Lists