brittle fern

a fern, Cystopteris fragilis, of rocky, wooded areas throughout North America, having grayish-green fronds and brittle stalks.
Also called bottle fern. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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brittle fern

delicate fern widely distributed in North America and European having thin pinnatifid fronds with brittle stems [syn: brittle bladder fern
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