A tall, graceful fern of worldwide distribution which favors moist shady habitats.
- ‘There are mushrooms and nettles and lady fern fiddleheads.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘On moist slopes above the terraces, northern maidenhair replaces the lady fern, and oceanspray populates the shrub layer.’
lady fern/ˈlādē fərn/
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