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water fern

n. ferns that grow in water [syn: aquatic fern]

Water fern

Water fern is a common name for several plants and may refer to:

  • Salviniales, an order of aquatic ferns
  • Azolla filiculoides
  • Blechnum cartilagineum, or soft water fern
  • Blechnum chambersii, lance water fern
  • Blechnum fluviatile, or ray water fern
  • Blechnum indicum, or swamp water fern
  • Blechnum nudum, or fishbone water fern
  • Blechnum patersonii, or strap water fern
  • Blechnum penna-marina, or alpine water fern
  • Blechnum wattsii, or hard water fern
  • Bolbitis heudelotii, or African water fern
  • Histiopteris incisa
  • Osmunda regalis
  • Regnellidium diphyllum, or two-leaf water fern
  • Salvinia molesta, or giant water fern

Usage examples of "water fern".

Parts of the waterway were covered with pavements of brick-red water fern or wide patches of water hyacinth, whose waxy white flowers breathed a sickly-sweet odor.