Occasionally, by the side of a copse, we may come upon a great bed of the male fern, which frequently keeps green all the winter.
It is now recognized that the male fern may be divided into three sub-species.
In certain respects this species bears a resemblance to the male fern.
In the male fern any tapering at the base is of a very slight description.
From the tincture of the dried root of male fern (Lastra Filix-mas), made with rectified spirit.
He left the male fern and mullein until the last for different reasons.
A very characteristic feature of the male fern is its stout and sometimes very upright stem or caudex.
In the case of the male fern it is seen that the upper part of the stalk, or rachis, as it is called, bears two rows of leaflets.
In the case of the male fern the germination of the spore will start in about eight days, but in other species the period varies.
The shape of the leaf of the male fern is roughly lanceolate, broadest in the middle and tapering at each end.