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Name: Mary H.
Status: other
Age: 30s
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Date: Tuesday, May 07, 2002


Question:
My students are reading Where the Red Fern Grows. They want to know if there really is a red fern that grows in the Ozark mountains?


Replies:
Possible but not likely. However, it is also a problem of using "common names" rather than the scientific names of plants.

The following photos of ferns of the Ozarks might be of interest (by Paul Redfearn, Jr.)

Anthony Brach



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