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The dark diagonal design is probably of bracken fern.
Its cup-like nest is usually on the ground, hidden by low shrubs, grass, or ferns.
During her lifetime, Walska was more famous for running through six husbands than for creating dramatic displays of aloes, bromeliads, cycads, cactuses, epiphyllums, succulents, ferns and more in themed landscapes.
In terms of plants, researchers found both endangered ferns and seventy-four types of lichen.
Situated on a cleared bluff, the two-story wooden and glass-sided lodge was surrounded by flowering plants—poinsettias, anthuriums, heliconias, and ferns—and had a breathtaking view over the descending hills to the sea.
The rocky portages around the rapids—sometimes as high as 6,000 feet—were strewn with moss and ferns made treacherously slick by the whitewater mist, and often took all day.
Here, Martin selected frosty fern (Selaginella kraussiana 'Variegata').
The park itself, though, is a lovely 171-acre park with a white-sand beach on the lake with swimming area, and boardwalk trail that takes you to the sink and through upland pine and fern-covered forest grounds.
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Origin and Etymology of fern
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of fern for English Language Learners
: a type of plant that has large, delicate leaves and no flowers
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