climbing fern


: any of several ferns of the genus Lygodium
especially : a delicate North American fern (L. palmatum) having a twining stem, palmately lobed sterile fronds, and sporiferous fronds that are much forked, form a terminal panicle, and are highly valued for decoration

called also creeping fern

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“Climbing fern.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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