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
struisvaren.