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  • any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores

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  • any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores

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Fern Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Psilotopsida Equisetopsida Marattiopsida Pteridopsida (Polypodiopsida)

Ferns are a group of about 20,000 species of plants (of which about 10,000 are living) in the division Pteridophyta. Unlike bryophytes, ferns have xylem and phloem, which makes them vascular plants.

Most ferns belong to the Class Leptosporangiata (or Pteridopsida). This includes most of those you see in gardens and woods. The horsetails belong to another class, the Equisetopsida, which was extremely important in the Carboniferous period. Only one genus survives. The other classes of fern are also quite small today.

Ferns do not have waxes or special cells on their surface that keep water from evaporating. They have roots, stems, leaves. Their stems may form runners, called stolons above the ground, or rhizomes below ground. The leaves are green an large, and may bear spores on the underside. Some ferns can grow large in moist places. They can survive in more places than moss, but not so many as flowering plants.



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Meaning of the Name 'Fern'


  • Meaning: Fern
  • Origin: English
  • Gender: Female


Fern Sample Sentences in News


  • Silver Fern Farms Confirms Positive 2014
    October 28: Silver Fern Farms Chairman Rob Hewett says Silver Fern Farms is on track to deliver a significantly improved profit for the 2014 year following a strategic review of the business and a focus on debt reduction. Read more on this news related to 'Fern'
  • Silver Fern turns to pretax profit, mulls capital structure
    Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Silver Fern Farms turned to a pretax profit following losses the previous two years and signalled a reorganisation that may lead New Zealand's biggest meat processor and marketer to change its capital structure. Read more on this news related to 'Fern'
  • Fern E. Hoyer
    HOLMEN — Fern E. Hoyer, 95, of Holmen passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Hillview Healthcare Center. Read more on this news related to 'Fern'

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