Definition of Shuttlecock 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 Shuttlecock Fern
Literary usage of Shuttlecock fern
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1. Our Ferns in Their Haunts: A Guide to All the Native Species by Willard Nelson Clute (1901)
"In Europe it has been called two-ranked fern because its fertile fronds have two rows of fruiting pinnules. The name of shuttlecock fern is ..."