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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


  • 'Weird' Fern Shows The Power Of Interspecies Sex
    Two species of fern that diverged 60 million years ago are as evolutionarily distant as, say, elephants and manatees. Nonetheless, the two species recently produced a hybrid, say astounded botanists. Read more on this news related to 'Fern'
  • Fern Street, Gerringong closed Thursday
    FERN Street, Gerringong will be closed today for asphalt work to take place as part of the Princes Highway upgrade at Gerringong. Read more on this news related to 'Fern'
  • Fashion Week Creator Fern Mallis Is "Not a Fan" of Kanye West
    The fern and the fury! Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week creator Fern Mallis aired her true feelings about Kanye West at the Jeremy Scott show on Wednesday, Feb. 18. Read more on this news related to 'Fern'

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