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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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When Wallace and Katherine Fyfe bought Ascog Hall twenty years ago, the fernery was so derelict and choked with brambles they did not at first realise what was there.
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.
Home to 50 acres of amazing gardens, including a spectacular fernery and the tranquil Japanese Garden, Tatton Park certainly lives up to its reputation as one of the county's most beautifully elegant venues.
Contract awarded for To carry out landscape maintenance work at the school~s eco-garden, Eco-pond and fernery four times a month.
Tudor Croft - with its rare fernery, stunning rose pergola, ponds, fountains, a trout stream and many smaller gardens - is considered one of the outstanding gardens in the area.
The management of the aviary and fernery will be contracted out.
It had a smoking room, a billiard room, a fernery (ferns and mosses were his favourite plants), an observatory and a library.
The Grange - now the John Taylor Hospice - was fully equipped with all that a curious gentlemanscholar and collector like Stone might require - it had a smoking room, a billiard room, a fernery (ferns and mosses were his favourite plants), an observatory and a library.
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.
One of the options being considered is closing Southport's Botanic gardens nursery, aviary and refurbished fernery. The remaining three staff members were warned on Tuesday that if the closure went ahead it would result in job losses.