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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).
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Exotic tree ferns make excellent dot plants to create atmosphere.
Male ferns, or Dropteris filix-mas, are tough, adaptable ferns able to tolerate more sun if they are given ample moisture.
There was an explosion of interest in these dramatic ferns and they became feature plants in back gardens across the UK.
As a bonus, ferns also help keep the air in the home healthy.
Dicksonia (Soft I've always loved ferns and use them in my garden, from mini forests of the outdoor monster Dicksonia antarctica to different varieties under my birch trees in the front garden.
Asplenium (Bird's Ferns pair well with other woodland species such as spring bulbs - Anemone nemorosa and crocus spring to mind - and nestling in foxgloves and aquilegias.
Ferns pair well with other woodland species or nestling in foxgloves and aquilegias.
The majestic tree fern has enormous presence with its glorious arching lacy green fronds that contrast so strongly with its stout fibrous trunk.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Anil Sharma, Vice President, Retail and Franchise, Ferns N Petals said, "Over the past years, we noticed that Punjab as a state is contributing a lot in terms of online and offline sales of flowers and gifts.
Ferns became popular houseplants during Victorian times because of their lushness and tolerance for relatively dim conditions.
A government agency in New Zealand has gotten a backlash for banning a New Zealander from using the trademarked silver fern logo as a profile photo.