Polypodium fibre may also be substituted for osmunda fibre, or a proportion of each may be used.
There is great diversity of opinion upon the derivation of the name osmunda.
If the osmunda regalis is tried—the royal fern—it is necessary to get a good established turf of it; strong clumps cost about 1s.
The origin of the generic name osmunda seems somewhat obscure.
The common male fern is of frequent occurrence, while the royal fern (osmunda regalis) is found in profusion.
It was under a branch of this osmunda regalis that the Irish princess lay hidden, they say, till she had evaded her pursuers.
Pot in two-thirds peat and one-third Sphagnum-moss or osmunda fibre.
We observed some springs, with but little water however, though densely surrounded with ferns (osmunda).