climbing fern

noun

Definition of 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/climbing%20fern. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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