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Pockets of ferns grow out of the side of the formation and the cave-like bottom of the ledge recedes into the hillside for 25 feet.
The Portland Orchid Society will show off rare orchids and nurseries will be selling ornamental and fruit-bearing trees and shrubs, perennials, bulbs, grasses, ferns and other plants.
The tree was covered with life; Spanish moss and resurrection ferns clung to the tops of its lower limbs and a red lichen, called blood lichen, was splattered up the side of the protruding trunk.
Slender branches from an olive tree are lovely now; in the spring, cherry blossoms or feathery ferns will wow your friends.
Our protohuman ancestors ate ferns and tubers as vehicles for nutrients and calories, nothing more.
In the woodland garden combine with hostas, ferns, and the repeat blooming Encore azaleas.
Get her elegant look with this Cole Haan Shawl Collar Wrap coat and Kasper Crepe Sheath dress in fern green.
Lee Anne’s goose confit, goose cracklings, fiddlehead ferns with black garlic and fruit sauce also killed it.
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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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