lady fern

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Synonyms for lady fern

most widely grown fern of the genus Athyrium for its delicate foliage

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It will take centuries, if not millennia, for the Dyerville Giant to decompose and donate its nutrients to lichens, mosses, sword ferns, lady ferns, redwood sorrel, trillium, salmon berry, tanoak, California laurel, chipmunks, squirrels, deer, porcupines, bobcats, spotted owls, thrushes, wrens, warblers, and future redwood giants.
Lady ferns (Athyrium filix-femina) flank conifers in summer; they die back each winter but return with warm weather.