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Chinese medicine
Any of a number of ferns (Aspidium falcatum, Dryopteris crassirhizoma, Nephrodium filix, Onoclea orientalis, Woodwardia radicans), the rhizomes of which are used in traditional Chinese medicine; all are referred to guan jung (guan zhong), and thus not differentiated by genus or species. Ferns are anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic and haemostatic, and are used for abscesses, menorrhagia, leukorrhoea, intestinal parasites and thyroiditis.

fern

any pteridophyte plant of the class filicinae, subdivision Pteropsida of the division Tracheophyta, at one time classified in the division Pteridophyta. The ferns constitute the great majority of species in the division and possess large, conspicuous aerial DIPLOID (2) stems. Sporangia are borne on the underside of leaves and the HAPLOID (2) spores usually give rise to homosporous prothalli which carry both ANTHERIDIA and ARCHEGONIA. There is a small group of heterosporous aquatic ferns (see HETEROSPORY).

fern

a terrestrial vascular plant of the order Filicales; reproduction is through spores. A few ferns are poisonous. See pteridium aquilinum, equisetum, cheilanthes, dryopteris. Called also pteridophyte.
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Although some New Zealand critics thought there were too many Maori exhibits, the English press commented at length on the 'interesting native curiosities,' and were enchanted by the setting of the tomb amongst the 'charming fernery,' which brought to mind the 'melancholy saying of the Maoris' about their disappearing before the white man 'as foreign clover is killing our ferns .
No photograph of the Entrance Hall with the extended floor has been unearthed, and the only clue was the stack of five thousand or so tiles in the Fernery, most of which are inaccessible.
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Lincoln Park Conservatory - Offering visitors a beautiful plant and flower collection, and strolls through the Palm House, the Fernery, and the Cactus and Succulent House.
It features plants from across the world, fountains, stone features, a fernery, rose pergola, pools, stone paths, a stream with bridges and a water splash, plus many nooks, crannies and even hides its own secret garden.
Good idea: Richard put in Victorian-style planting near the house, including an elegant fernery and neatly-clipped hedge and lawn, and used a cobbled path to make a smooth transition from the formal area to the more relaxed, modern, wildlifefriendly, mixed planting of ornamental grasses, perennials and wildflowers.
But an 11th-hour amendment saved the fernery, aviary and nursery at Southport's botanic gardens from closure.
One of the options being considered is closing Southport's Botanic gardens nursery, aviary and refurbished fernery.
Ideal for a family visit, the gardens also include an aviary, a Victorian fernery, local history museum, a cafe and play area, all guaranteed to provide an interesting afternoon out.
The Sydney version was then called The House that Jack built, or, Harlequin Jack Sydney, Little Australia & the Gnome of the golden mine and the Austral Fernery in the golden conservatory the home of Diamantina.