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Ferns (Pteridophyta)
Athyrium filix-femina.jpg
A fern unrollin a yoong frond
Scienteefic clessification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta

A fern is ony ane o a group o aboot 12,000 species o plants belongin tae the botanical group kent as Pteridophyta.[2] Unlike mosses, thay hae xylem an phloem (makin them vascular plants). Thay hae stems, leaves, an roots like ether vascular plants. Ferns reproduce via spores an hae neither seeds nor flouers.

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  1. Smith, A.R.; Pryer, K.M.; Schuettpelz, E.; Korall, P.; Schneider, H.; Wolf, P.G. (2006). "A classification for extant ferns" (PDF). Taxon 55 (3): 705–731. doi:10.2307/25065646. JSTOR 25065646. Retrieved 2008-02-12. 
  2. Chapman, Arthur D. (2009). Numbers of Living Species in Australia and the World. Report for the Australian Biological Resources Study. Canberra, Australia. September 2009. http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/publications/other/species-numbers/index.html