2 edition of A Plain and easy account of the British ferns found in the catalog.
|Other titles||British ferns with illustrations|
|Statement||edited by Mrs. Lankester ; with illustrations.|
|Contributions||Lankester, Mrs. 1825-1900.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xv, , 108,  p.,  leaves of plates ( p. at end advertisements) :|
|Number of Pages||108|
The fronds are soon cut down by the autumn frosts, and the new growth does not appear until May. Bradbury patented the process after seeing the invention of Alois Auer - though the identity of its inventor grew to be a subject of debate. In the case of Trichomanes the axis on which the sporangia are inserted often projects beyond the cup in which they are contained. Any attempt to cultivate this Fern will prove a failure, unless the plants are kept continuously under a close glass cover where the atmosphere is saturated with moisture. There seems to be a popular impression that the Bracken is a difficult plant to grow in the garden.
From an ornamental point of view the Ferns and some of the Club Mosses are, of course, of great value. I'm not really a fern fanatic, but my library was thin on recently published, non-multiple-edition, reference books, so The pinnules are also more definitely stalked in the former than in the latter. The covering of the spore really consists of four layers, the outermost of which is split spirally in such a way that two long arms with flattened ends are produced. It is of easy culture in the garden.
The Parsley Fern. To complete our brief survey of the Vascular Cryptogams it is now necessary that we should review the position of these plants at the present time. The Hay Scented Buckler Fern is an evergreen species. The covering of the spore really consists of four layers, the outermost of which is split spirally in such a way that two long arms with flattened ends are produced.
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Fertilization then takes place, and the final outcome is the young plant. It A Plain and easy account of the British ferns book not common in England, though it has been found in a few localities in the north.
This family includes some of the simplest kinds of Ferns. However, there are certain differences which appear to be specific. Regional Groups give opportunities for meeting with other fern enthusiasts in your own A Plain and easy account of the British ferns book.
Any attempt to cultivate this Fern will prove a failure, unless the plants are kept continuously under a close glass cover where the atmosphere is saturated with moisture. Now the question of the past history of the Vascular Cryptogams is of very special interest in more ways than one.
Luckily many kinds of Ferns are still very common in the United Kingdom. Within the limits of the present inquiry it will not be possible to give more than an outline of the reproductive schemes to be observed in a few typical species. These carry on the work which is usually assigned to the foliage of the average  plant,—that is, the assimilating of carbon from the carbonic acid of the atmosphere.
The most distinctive feature of the plant are the whorls of smaller branches which arise from the joints of the main stem.
The life histories of the Selaginellas evidence some important differences which call for special comment. The powder is said to be highly inflammable, but when shaken straight out of the cones it does not always ignite very readily.
As a rule it occurs on boggy heaths, and if these conditions can be imitated in the garden, the Fern grows freely. As in the case of Lycopodium there is only one sporangium to each leaf, but they are of two kinds. We have a few representatives of this important group in the Cycads, plants bearing a superficial resemblance to Palms, but actually very different in all other ways.
The Japanese use the growing tips of the Bracken as food. The pinnules are blunt and somewhat oblong in shape; they have serrated edges, but do not bear any spines.
In some books this species is called Allosorus crispus. The sporangia are borne on curious scales which are supported by stalks placed in the centre. The veins of the frond are very strongly marked.
The sorus is circular and is covered with an indusium which is notched or kidney-shaped. As has been indicated, the Prickly Buckler Fern varies enormously, both in size and in almost every other particular.
Within the circle of the developed leaves we may find the immature fronds; the least advanced of these may not develop for three years. It is a delicate species, and, generally speaking, is restricted to those parts of the kingdom where the winter is mild.
One or two aquatic plants, which belong to the Vascular Cryptogams, call for comment.Filed under: Ferns -- Great Britain. A Plain and Easy Account of the British Ferns; Together With Their Classification, Arrangement of Genera, Structure, and Functions; and a Glosssary of Technical and Other Terms (revised edition; London: R.
Hardwicke, ca. ), ed. by Phebe Lankester (page images at HathiTrust) Filed under: Ferns -- North. A Fern Book for Everybody. Containing all the British ferns, with the foreign species suitable for a fernery.
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