ostrich fern

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ostrich fern (sˑ·trich fern′),

n Latin name:
Matteuccia struthiopteris; part used: leaves; uses: relieves back pain, quickens expulsion of the afterbirth; precautions: contains carcinogens or thiaminase; can cause serious gastrointestinal toxicity. Also called
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For example, recent studies of vascular development in Matteuccia (Ma & Steeves, 1994, 1995) identify cells in the subsurface layer of the shoot apex itself as provascular tissue in early stages of differentiation.
2] von Aderkas R Economic history of ostrich fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris, the edible fiddlehead Economic Botany 1984;38:14-23.
Klekowski (1984) estimated a genomic mutation rate to embryonic lethals for two species of ferns, Onoclea sensibilis and Matteuccia struthiopteris, as U = 0.
mounds, clumps of Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyeulata), various ferns (chiefly Matteuccia struthiopteris and Pteridium aquilinum), and Tamarack Trees (Larix laricina), and maple trees (mostly Acer ruber).
The Shuttlecock or Ostrich fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris, is a suitable one for any smaller garden, with its upright, shuttlecock appearance and relatively well-behaved habit of growth.
If you have a dull, shady corner, planting possibilities extend to a rich diversity of textures and cool shades of green, including finely quilted hostas, Fatsia japonica and unfurling ferns such as Matteuccia struthiopteris, the shuttlecock fern, whose leaves can grow to 1.
WITH the look of a shuttlecock, matteuccia struthiopteris is one of the easiest ferns to identify.