Browsing the Google site, looking for Red Fern and found
your site. I, too, read "Where the Red Fern Grows" to my 4th graders -
20 years ago before I retired. Was surprised to find short, red fern
growing in the field in back of my house a few years back. A nursery
person said it was red fern, but I have not been able to find the
scientific name, nor see it in any of the Missouri Conservation Books.
My question: Where could I locate information regarding growing and
caring for red fern?
The following might be helpful re. cultivation of ferns:
Anthony Brach, Ph.D
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