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A fern was a type of plant.[1] Types of fern included amber ferns,[13] Blood Razor ferns,[19] bull-ferns,[10] climbing ferns, feather ferns,[17] glass-ferns,[9] Jovarian sun ferns,[11] kata-wata,[20] razor ferns,[1] shag ferns,[21] singing ferns,[4] splinter ferns, and tentacle ferns.[15] At least one type of ferns was violet in color.[2]

Ferns and lichens were the dominant form of vegetation in the mediocre soil of the Deep Core planet Byss.[3] Ferns even grew on the surface of the toxic, garbage-covered planet of Raxus Prime.[16]

Fern-trees, plants found on the planet Duroon, were similar to ferns.[6] Ferns shared their name with crystal ferns, possibly silicon-based crystalline life-forms,[22] and fern bickers, a species of bipedal creature living on the planet Kashyyyk.[23]

Besides growing in wilderness,[14] ferns were also grown in-doors, such as in Administrator Senior Lob Doluff's office on the asteroid Oseon 6845[24] and in gardens on Ithorian Herdships.[25]

Behind the scenesEdit

One namesake of the fern, the fern potato, was mentioned in the 1993 book Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas, a publication that combines creature designs and photographs from various projects of George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars franchise, with original text by Bob Carrau.[26] Lucasfilm employee Leland Chee, who maintains the Holocron continuity database, has indicated that information contained in the book is non-canonical[27] with respect to the Star Wars Legends continuity.[28]

Monsters and Aliens from George LucasEdit

A fern potato was a cooking ingredient that could be used in preparing a dish out of the creature known as Smapp. One recipe listed 45 fern potatoes among its required ingredients.[26]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 84 ("razor fern")
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Star Wars: The Old Republic
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dark Empire Sourcebook
  4. 4.0 4.1 Suns of Fortune
  5. Star Wars Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Han Solo at Stars' End
  7. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 227 ("Eiattu VI")
  8. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi novelization
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Shatterpoint
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 123 ("Ithor")
  11. 11.0 11.1 Galladinium's Fantastic Technology
  12. SWAJsmall "The Quality of Mercy"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 1
  13. 13.0 13.1 Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Splinter of the Mind's Eye
  15. 15.0 15.1 Star Wars Episode I: The Gungan Frontier
  16. 16.0 16.1 Boba Fett: Crossfire
  17. 17.0 17.1 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 350-351 ("Yavin 4")
  18. The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic III: Reunion
  19. Star Wars: The Old Republic: Galactic Strongholds
  20. SWGsmall "Endor and the Moddell Sector"—Star Wars Gamer 9
  21. The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial
  22. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 154 ("crystal fern")
  23. SWG logo sm Star Wars Galaxies: Rage of the Wookiees
  24. Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon
  25. Children of the Jedi
  26. 26.0 26.1 Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas
  27. SWicon Holocron continuity database questions on StarWars.com Message Boards. Posted by Leland Y Chee on May 3, 2006 at 5:45 PM. (content now obsolete; backup link) "And is information from Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas canon? Unless referred to by a source that is in-continuity, the information is non-continuity."
  28. SWCustom-2011 The Legendary Star Wars Expanded Universe Turns a New Page on StarWars.com (backup link)

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