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A flowerless plant that has feathery or leafy fronds and reproduces by spores released from the undersides of the fronds. Ferns have a vascular system for the transport of water and nutrients.
- ‘Found in the shade throughout the growing season are numerous ferns and fern allies.’
- ‘Although the ferns share many similar features, there is no single characteristic trait that can diagnose a plant as a fern.’
- ‘Beads of water clung in rows to the broad leaves of fern and pillows of moss.’
- ‘The sun was reaching into the shady side, and giving the fronds of the garden ferns an afternoon treat.’
- ‘The track was soft and mossy, and it led though ferns and brackens, thickets of brambles and groves of tall Himalayan cedar trees.’
- ‘Bracken and several other ferns are suspected of causing cancer.’
- ‘Early nests are often in a shrub or on a bracken fern, and later nests are usually on the ground under a shrub, often a blueberry.’
- ‘A tiny pocket of ground planted with a leafy surround and blanketed with ferns is enough to suggest a woodland garden.’
- ‘The children collected leaves from plants such as ferns etc. which will be used for nature study purposes.’
- ‘Despite its name, this evergreen is not a pine but a spore-bearing plant related to ferns.’
- ‘The plants were simple ferns and a small tree that at the moment she couldn't place.’
- ‘If the fern is planted in a pot and kept in semi shade or even in a place where it gets some more sunlight, you will soon find the plant spreading around.’
- ‘In plants, it is frequent in mosses and ferns, but also occurs in flowering plants.’
- ‘Re-pot greenhouse ferns and other foliage plants as they begin to come into growth.’
Old English fearn.
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