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any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward

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The boar thrust the ferns aside and stepped into the open.
At any rate it was a call, for it was followed by the rushing of bodies through the ferns and brush from all directions.
In New Zealand, before the introduction of the potato, the roots of the fern were largely consumed; at the present time, I believe, Tierra del Fuego is the only country in the world where a cryptogamic plant affords a staple article of food.
An arborescent fern was found by Forster in New Zealand in 46 degs., where orchideous plants are parasitical on the trees.
Velvety moss was everywhere, out of which grew maiden-hair and gold-back ferns.
I am very much indebted to you for your courtesy in the matter of the man William Fern, of whom, I regret to add, I can say nothing favourable.
At the close of the year, I wind up my account and strike my balance, even with William Fern!'
'It's impossible,' cried Toby with a start, 'that your name's Fern!'
'I've got a bad name this way,' said Fern; 'and I'm not likely, I'm afeared, to get a better.
Trotty's occupation was, to see Will Fern and Lilian eat and drink; and so was Meg's.
I wish there were any likelihood of my soon seeing Primrose, Periwinkle, Dandelion, Sweet Fern, Clover Plantain, Huckleberry, Milkweed, Cowslip, Buttercup, Blue Eye, and Squash Blossom again.
She had discovered that a lane opened out below the apple orchard and ran up through a belt of woodland; and she had explored it to its furthest end in all its delicious vagaries of brook and bridge, fir coppice and wild cherry arch, corners thick with fern, and branching byways of maple and mountain ash.
She had made friends with the spring down in the hollow-- that wonderful deep, clear icy-cold spring; it was set about with smooth red sandstones and rimmed in by great palm-like clumps of water fern; and beyond it was a log bridge over the brook.
Ferns are low-maintenance and come in a range of texture and colour, sizes and shapes and look amazing planted in naturalised drifts.
These ferns are easy to grow, reliable and require little maintenance.