How to Know the Ferns A Guide to the Names, Haunts and Habitats of Our Common Ferns
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How to Know the Ferns A Guide to the Names, Haunts and Habitats of Our Common Ferns

By Frances Theodora Parsons
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Table of Contents
  • How to Know the Ferns
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF PLATES
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • How to Know the Ferns
  • FERNS AS A HOBBY
  • WHEN AND WHERE TO FIND FERNS
  • WHEN AND WHERE TO FIND FERNS
  • EXPLANATION OF TERMS
  • FERTILIZATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND FRUCTIFICATION OF FERNS
  • NOTABLE FERN FAMILIES
    • OSMUNDA (Flowering Ferns)
    • ONOCLEA
    • WOODSIA
    • CYSTOPTERIS (Bladder Ferns)
    • ASPIDIUM (Shield Ferns)
    • PHEGOPTERIS (Beech Ferns)
    • WOODWARDIA (Chain Ferns)
    • ASPLENIUM (Spleenworts)
    • PELLÆA (Cliff Brakes)
    • BOTRYCHIUM (Moonworts)
  • HOW TO USE THE BOOK
  • GUIDE
    • GROUP I STERILE AND FERTILE FRONDS TOTALLY UNLIKE; FERTILE FRONDS NOT LEAF-LIKE IN APPEARANCE
      • 1. SENSITIVE FERN
      • 2. OSTRICH FERN
      • 3. CINNAMON FERN
      • 4. CURLY GRASS
    • 1. SENSITIVE FERN
    • 2. OSTRICH FERN
    • 3. CINNAMON FERN
    • 4. CURLY GRASS
    • GROUP II FERTILE FRONDS PARTIALLY LEAF-LIKE, THE FERTILE PORTION UNLIKE THE REST OF THE FROND
      • 5. ROYAL FERN
      • 6. INTERRUPTED FERN
      • 7. CLIMBING FERN
      • 8. ADDER'S TONGUE
      • 9. RATTLESNAKE FERN
      • 10. TERNATE GRAPE FERN
      • 11. LITTLE GRAPE FERN
      • 12. MOONWORT
      • 13. MATRICARY GRAPE FERN
      • 14. LANCE-LEAVED GRAPE FERN
    • 5. ROYAL FERN
    • 6. INTERRUPTED FERN
    • 7. CLIMBING FERN
    • 8. ADDER'S TONGUE
    • 9. RATTLESNAKE FERN
    • 10. TERNATE GRAPE FERN
    • 11. LITTLE GRAPE FERN
    • 12. MOONWORT
    • 13. MATRICARY GRAPE FERN
    • 14. LANCE-LEAVED GRAPE FERN
    • GROUP III FERTILE FRONDS UNIFORMLY SOMEWHAT LEAF-LIKE IN APPEARANCE, YET DIFFERING NOTICEABLY FROM STERILE FRONDS
      • 15. SLENDER CLIFF BRAKE
      • 16. PURPLE CLIFF BRAKE
      • 17. CHRISTMAS FERN
      • 18. NARROW-LEAVED SPLEENWORT
      • 19. NET-VEINED CHAIN FERN
    • 15. SLENDER CLIFF BRAKE
    • 16. PURPLE CLIFF BRAKE
    • 17. CHRISTMAS FERN
    • 18. NARROW-LEAVED SPLEENWORT
    • 19. NET-VEINED CHAIN FERN
    • GROUP IV FERTILE AND STERILE FRONDS LEAF-LIKE AND SIMILAR; SPORANGIA ON OR BENEATH A REFLEXED PORTION OF THE MARGIN
      • 20. BRAKE
      • 21. MAIDENHAIR
      • 22. HAIRY LIP FERN
      • 23. HAY-SCENTED FERN
    • 20. BRAKE
    • 21. MAIDENHAIR
    • 22. HAIRY LIP FERN
    • 23. HAY-SCENTED FERN
    • GROUP V FERTILE AND STERILE FRONDS LEAF-LIKE AND SIMILAR; SPORANGIA IN LINEAR OR OBLONG FRUIT-DOTS
      • 24. LADY FERN
      • 25. SILVERY SPLEENWORT
      • 26. RUE SPLEENWORT
      • 27. MOUNTAIN SPLEENWORT
      • 28. EBONY SPLEENWORT
      • 29. MAIDENHAIR SPLEENWORT
      • 30. GREEN SPLEENWORT
      • 31. SCOTT'S SPLEENWORT
      • 32. PINNATIFID SPLEENWORT
      • 33. BRADLEY'S SPLEENWORT
      • 34. WALKING FERN
      • 35. HART'S TONGUE
      • 36. VIRGINIA CHAIN FERN
    • 24. LADY FERN
    • 25. SILVERY SPLEENWORT
    • 26. RUE SPLEENWORT
    • 27. MOUNTAIN SPLEENWORT
    • 28. EBONY SPLEENWORT
    • 29. MAIDENHAIR SPLEENWORT
    • 30. GREEN SPLEENWORT
    • 31. SCOTT'S SPLEENWORT
    • 32. PINNATIFID SPLEENWORT
    • 33. BRADLEY'S SPLEENWORT
    • 34. WALKING FERN
    • 35. HART'S TONGUE
    • 36. VIRGINIA CHAIN FERN
    • GROUP VI FERTILE AND STERILE FRONDS LEAF-LIKE AND USUALLY SIMILAR, FRUIT-DOTS ROUND
      • 37. NEW YORK FERN
      • 38. MARSH FERN
      • 39. MASSACHUSETTS FERN
      • CHRISTMAS FERN
      • 40. SPINULOSE WOOD FERN
      • 41. BOOTT'S SHIELD FERN
      • 42. CRESTED SHIELD FERN
      • 43. CLINTON'S WOOD FERN
      • 44. GOLDIE'S FERN
      • 45. EVERGREEN WOOD FERN
      • 46. FRAGRANT SHIELD FERN
      • 47. BRAUN'S HOLLY FERN
      • 48. COMMON POLYPODY
      • HAY-SCENTED FERN
      • 49. LONG BEECH FERN
      • 50. BROAD BEECH FERN
      • 51. OAK FERN
      • 52. BULBLET BLADDER FERN
      • 53. COMMON BLADDER FERN
      • 54. RUSTY WOODSIA
      • 55. BLUNT-LOBED WOODSIA
      • 56. NORTHERN WOODSIA
      • 57. SMOOTH WOODSIA
    • 37. NEW YORK FERN
    • 38. MARSH FERN
    • 39. MASSACHUSETTS FERN
    • CHRISTMAS FERN
    • 40. SPINULOSE WOOD FERN
    • 41. BOOTT'S SHIELD FERN
    • 42. CRESTED SHIELD FERN
    • 43. CLINTON'S WOOD FERN
    • 44. GOLDIE'S FERN
    • 45. EVERGREEN WOOD FERN
    • 46. FRAGRANT SHIELD FERN
    • 47. BRAUN'S HOLLY FERN
    • 48. COMMON POLYPODY
    • HAY-SCENTED FERN
    • 49. LONG BEECH FERN
    • 50. BROAD BEECH FERN
    • 51. OAK FERN
    • 52. BULBLET BLADDER FERN
    • 53. COMMON BLADDER FERN
    • 54. RUSTY WOODSIA
    • 55. BLUNT-LOBED WOODSIA
    • 56. NORTHERN WOODSIA
    • 57. SMOOTH WOODSIA
  • FERN DESCRIPTIONS
  • GROUP I STERILE AND FERTILE FRONDS TOTALLY UNLIKE; FERTILE FRONDS NOT LEAF-LIKE IN APPEARANCE
    • 1. SENSITIVE FERN
    • 2. OSTRICH FERN
    • 3. CINNAMON FERN
    • 4. CURLY GRASS
  • GROUP II FERTILE FRONDS PARTIALLY LEAF-LIKE, THE FERTILE PORTION UNLIKE THE REST OF THE FROND
    • 5. ROYAL FERN. FLOWERING FERN
    • 6. INTERRUPTED FERN
    • 7. CLIMBING FERN. CREEPING FERN. HARTFORD FERN
    • 8. ADDER'S TONGUE
    • 9. RATTLESNAKE FERN. VIRGINIA GRAPE FERN
    • 10. TERNATE GRAPE FERN
    • 11. LITTLE GRAPE FERN
    • 12. MOONWORT
    • 13. MATRICARY GRAPE FERN
    • 14. LANCE-LEAVED GRAPE FERN
  • GROUP III FERTILE FRONDS UNIFORMLY SOMEWHAT LEAF-LIKE IN APPEARANCE, YET DIFFERING NOTICEABLY FROM STERILE FRONDS
    • 15. SLENDER CLIFF BRAKE
    • 16. PURPLE CLIFF BRAKE
    • 17. CHRISTMAS FERN
    • 18. NARROW-LEAVED SPLEENWORT
    • 19. NET-VEINED CHAIN FERN
  • GROUP IV FERTILE AND STERILE FRONDS LEAF-LIKE AND SIMILAR; SPORANGIA ON OR BENEATH A REFLEXED PORTION OF THE MARGIN
    • 20. BRAKE. BRACKEN. EAGLE FERN
    • 21. MAIDENHAIR
    • 22. HAIRY LIP FERN
    • 23. HAY-SCENTED FERN
  • GROUP V FERTILE AND STERILE FRONDS LEAF-LIKE AND SIMILAR; SPORANGIA IN LINEAR OR OBLONG FRUIT-DOTS
    • 24. LADY FERN
    • 25. SILVERY SPLEENWORT
    • 26. RUE SPLEENWORT. WALL RUE
    • 27. MOUNTAIN SPLEENWORT
    • 28. EBONY SPLEENWORT
    • 29. MAIDENHAIR SPLEENWORT
    • 30. GREEN SPLEENWORT
    • 31. SCOTT'S SPLEENWORT
    • 32. PINNATIFID SPLEENWORT
    • 33. BRADLEY'S SPLEENWORT
    • 34. WALKING FERN. WALKING LEAF
    • 35. HART'S TONGUE
    • 36. VIRGINIA CHAIN FERN
  • GROUP VI FERTILE AND STERILE FRONDS LEAF-LIKE AND USUALLY SIMILAR, FRUIT-DOTS ROUND
    • 37. NEW YORK FERN
    • 38. MARSH FERN
    • 39. MASSACHUSETTS FERN
    • 40. SPINULOSE WOOD FERN
      • Aspidium spinulosum (Dryopteris spinulosa)
      • Var. intermedium (D. spinulosa intermedia)
      • Var. dilatatum (D. spinulosa dilatata)
    • Aspidium spinulosum (Dryopteris spinulosa)
    • Var. intermedium (D. spinulosa intermedia)
    • Var. dilatatum (D. spinulosa dilatata)
    • 41. BOOTT'S SHIELD FERN
    • 42. CRESTED SHIELD FERN
    • 43. CLINTON'S WOOD FERN
    • 44. GOLDIE'S FERN
    • 45. EVERGREEN WOOD FERN. MARGINAL SHIELD FERN
    • 46. FRAGRANT SHIELD FERN
    • 47. BRAUN'S HOLLY FERN
    • 48. COMMON POLYPODY. SNAKE FERN
    • 49. LONG BEECH FERN
    • 50. BROAD BEECH FERN. HEXAGON BEECH FERN
    • 51. OAK FERN
    • 52. BULBLET BLADDER FERN
    • 53. FRAGILE BLADDER FERN. COMMON BLADDER FERN
    • 54. RUSTY WOODSIA
    • 55. BLUNT-LOBED WOODSIA
    • 56. NORTHERN WOODSIA. ALPINE WOODSIA
    • 57. SMOOTH WOODSIA
  • INDEX TO LATIN NAMES
  • INDEX TO ENGLISH NAMES
  • INDEX TO TECHNICAL TERMS
  • BOOKS ON GARDEN FIELD AND WOOD
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