Another species (P. alpestre) very like the lady fern grows plentifully in many places.
The fronds of the lady fern develop in the spring of the year.
Many botanists include the lady fern (Athyrium filix-fæmina) in this section.
The newer nomenclature separates the lady fern of our section into two distinct species, which should be carefully studied.
But in later summer, judging by my own experience, the lady fern loses much of its delicacy.
The lady fern has inspired several poems, which have been quoted more or less fully in the fern books.
The lady fern is very easy to cultivate and when once established is apt to crowd aside its neighbors.
For grace and dignity it is unrivaled, and for aggressiveness it is, perhaps, equaled only by the lady fern.
Another common and readily grown species is the lady fern (Asplenium filixfœmina) (Fig. 70, H).
Nightshade flourished on the threshold, death lilies by the hearth, dianthus and lady fern.