grape fern

grape fern
any of several ferns of the genus Botrychium, comprising several species having grapelike clusters of sporangia.

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  • grape fern — noun a fern of the genus Botrychium having a fertile frond bearing small grapelike clusters of spore cases • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Hyponyms: ↑moonwort, ↑common moonwort, ↑Botrychium lunaria, ↑daisyleaf grape fern, ↑daisy leaved grape fern …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grape-fern — Taxobox name = Grape fern image caption = Botrychium lunaria regnum = Plantae divisio = Pteridophyta classis = Psilotopsida ordo = Ophioglossales familia = Ophioglossaceae genus = Botrychium genus authority = Richard subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • grape fern — (Also known as moonwort) any of various ferns of the genus Botrychium …   English contemporary dictionary

  • daisy-leaved grape fern — noun of North America and Eurasia • Syn: ↑daisyleaf grape fern, ↑Botrychium matricariifolium • Hypernyms: ↑grape fern …   Useful english dictionary

  • daisyleaf grape fern — noun of North America and Eurasia • Syn: ↑daisy leaved grape fern, ↑Botrychium matricariifolium • Hypernyms: ↑grape fern …   Useful english dictionary

  • leathery grape fern — noun European fern with leathery and sparsely hairy fronds • Syn: ↑Botrychium multifidum • Hypernyms: ↑grape fern …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fern ally — is a general term covering a somewhat diverse group of vascular plants that are not flowering plants and not true ferns. Like ferns, these plants disperse by shedding spores to initiate an alternation of generations. There were originally three… …   Wikipedia

  • virginia grape fern — noun Usage: usually capitalized V : a rattlesnake fern (Botrychium virginianum) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fern — This article is about the group of pteridophyte plants. For other uses, see Fern (disambiguation). Ferns (Pteridophyta) Temporal range: Mid Devonian[1] Recent …   Wikipedia

  • fern — fernless, adj. fernlike, adj. /ferrn/, n. any seedless, nonflowering vascular plant of the class Filicinae, of tropical to temperate regions, characterized by true roots produced from a rhizome, triangular fronds that uncoil upward and have a… …   Universalium

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