Definition of Chain fern
1. Noun. A fern of the genus Woodwardia having the sori in chainlike rows.
Group relationships: Genus Woodwardia, Woodwardia
Specialized synonyms: Virginia Chain Fern, Woodwardia Virginica
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chain Fern
Literary usage of Chain fern
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Our Ferns in Their Haunts: A Guide to All the Native Species by Willard Nelson Clute (1901)
"The chain fern is found from southern Canada to Florida, Louisiana and Michigan ... The Narrow-Leaved chain fern. Like its relative, the narrow-leaved chain ..."
2. Report: New York by Otis Stuart (1904)
"Net-veined Chain-fern. ~W. angustifolia 3. E. Smith. South Haven, LH Bailey in 1880; ... Virginia Chain-fern. Marshes, Marquette Co., Burt. MS. ..."
3. Bulletin by Vermont Botanical Club (1906)
"cinnamon fern occurs everywhere in the bog but the chain fern is found only in patches. Hardly a half mile away from the woodwardia station are two ponds, ..."
4. Michigan Flora: Prepared for the Thirtieth Annual Report of the Secretary of by William James Beal, Charles Fay Wheeler (1892)
"Chain-Fern. " Thelypteris, Swz. Shield Fern. d. Thriving in rich woods. Adiantum pedatum, L. Maidenhair. Asplenium angustifolium, Michx. Spleenwort. ..."
5. Michigan Flora: A List of the Fern and Seed Plants Growing Without Cultivation by William James Beal (1904)
"Net-veined Chain-fern. W. angustifolia JE Smith. South Haven, LH Bailey in 1880; near Black River ... Virginia Chain-fern. Marshes, Marquette Co., Burt. MS. ..."
6. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1913)
"... in company with the common cinnamon fern. One might easily pass the chain-fern over, calling it the sensitive fern, if the fertile fronds were not seen. ..."