Christmas fern

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Christmas fern:

see fernfern,
any plant of the division Polypodiophyta. Fern species, numbering several thousand, are found throughout the world but are especially abundant in tropical rain forests. The ferns and their relatives (e.g.
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Christmas fern is an easy plant to start working with; it's common, native and abundant in the Southeast.
As spring turns to summer, the smaller Christmas fern, Polystichum acrostichoides, becomes slightly taller and more apparent in the yard.
"Hosta does well," he says, "as do many ferns," including painted, Boston, royal, maidenhair and a Christmas fern.