male fern


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Related to male fern: Dryopteris filix-mas, Christmas fern, lady fern

male fern

n.
A fern (Dryopteris filix-mas) of Eurasia and North America, having stalks with brown scales and containing an oleoresin formerly used to expel tapeworms.

male fern,

n Latin name:
Dryopteris filix-mas; parts used: dried rhizomes, roots; uses: anthelmintic; precautions: abortifacient, pregnancy, lactation, children, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, hepatotoxicity, toxic. Also called
bear's paw, erkek egrelti, helecho macho, knotty brake, marginal shield-fern, shield fern, sweet brake, or
wurmfarn.

male fern

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Select evergreen varieties such as hart's tongue fern (pictured), male fern and soft shield fern that will cope with dim light and dry soil.
Include a few evergreen varieties such as the glossy- leaved hart's-tongue fern and the male fern, or Dryopteris filix-mas, which has coarse-looking fronds and suits dry and impoverished soil.