Definition of Ostrich fern
1. Noun. Tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes.
Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Genus Matteuccia, Genus Pteretis, Matteuccia, Pteretis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ostrich Fern
Literary usage of Ostrich fern
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1. How to Know the Ferns: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of Our by Frances Theodora Parsons (1899)
"The ostrich fern does so well under cultivation that there is danger lest it crowd out its less ... The ostrich fern, like its kinsman the Sensitive Fern, ..."
2. Conservation and Development of Nontimber Forest Products in the Pacific edited by Bettina Von Hagen, James F. Weigand, Rebecca McLain, Roger Fight (1998)
"Economic history of ostrich fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris, ... Attempts to propagate ostrich fern on a large scale have proven unsuccessful. ..."
3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1911)
"The whole performance, of course, should be carried on in sunlight. ostrich fern RENAMED.—Some years ago, when LM Underwood dug up the long buried name of ..."
4. Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.: Horticultural Hall by Massachusetts Horticultural Society, W.D. Ticknor & Co, James Englebert Teschemacher (1892)
"The ostrich fern (Onoclea Struthiopteris) is, as Mr. Davenport told you, an excellent ... Late one autumn an ostrich fern plant was sent to me by mail from ..."
5. American Gardening (1890)
"This fern is commonly called the ostrich fern; it grows in moi ,t places, often to great height, ... As a good foil to the ostrich fern in point of ..."
6. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1900)
"In order to distinguish this fern, at first sight, from the ostrich-fern, ... In the ostrich-fern, however, the pinnae are firmer, more crowded and more ..."
7. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1871)
"... the ostrich fern, which, six feet high, is a long reach in size; and the contrast in form between the ostrich fern and the Maiden Hair is as great as ..."