A Plant for Teaching and Research


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A brief overview of a model plant system

C-Fern® is a specially derived cultivar of the tropical homosporous fern, Ceratopteris richardii, commonly referred to as "water fern", which

  • excels for  teaching a wide range of biological principles
  • adapts to a wide range of student sophistications and grade levels
  • adjusts to most classroom situations and environmental conditions