deer fern

noun
an evergreen fern, Blechnum spicant, of Eurasia and western North America, having densely clustered fronds.

Origin:
so called because it is often cultivated for deer

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Other common ferns are deer fern and maidenhair fern.
The deer fern, right here-all throughout here, actually-comes up with some interesting patterns.
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