A frond is bipinnate (Latin, bis, twice) when the lobes of the pinnæ extend to the midvein as in the royal fern (Fig. 2).
The royal fern may be transplanted with success if given good soil, sufficient shade and plenty of water.
To the royal fern the old herbalists attributed many valuable qualities.
The royal fern may be cultivated easily in deep mounds of rich soil shielded somewhat from the sun.
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 common male fern is of frequent occurrence, while the royal fern (Osmunda regalis) is found in profusion.
Like its kinsmen, the royal fern appears in May in our wet woods and fields.
In the garden the royal fern grows well, but it must not suffer from lack of water, or it will prove but a poor subject.
The royal fern, smooth and delicate, is now flushing the wet meadows with its tender red.