An arborescent fern
was found by Forster in New Zealand in 46 degs., where orchideous plants are parasitical on the trees.
(very properly) that he is determined to put this sort of thing down; and that if it will be agreeable to me to have Will Fern
put down, he will be happy to begin with him.'
Arthur lost himself among the narrow openings in the fern
, winding about without seeking any issue, till the twilight deepened almost to night under the great boughs, and the hare looked black as it darted across his path.
I scrambled out at last on the westward bank, and with my heart beating loudly in my ears, crept into a tangle of ferns
to await the issue.
I wish there were any likelihood of my soon seeing Primrose, Periwinkle, Dandelion, Sweet Fern
, Clover Plantain, Huckleberry, Milkweed, Cowslip, Buttercup, Blue Eye, and Squash Blossom again.
She had made friends with the spring down in the hollow-- that wonderful deep, clear icy-cold spring; it was set about with smooth red sandstones and rimmed in by great palm-like clumps of water fern
; and beyond it was a log bridge over the brook.
He grunted once or twice and shifted his weight from one foreleg to the other, at the same time moving his head from side to side and swaying the ferns
. Still I sat as one petrified, my eyes unblinking as I stared at him, fear eating at my heart.
And ever the ferns
carpeted the way of his feet, ever the forest climbed with him and arched overhead, and ever the clean joy and sweetness stole in upon his senses.
He caught up a coconut calabash attached to the end of a stick of bamboo, dipped into the greenery of ferns
, and presented to Jerry the calabash brimming with the precious water.
For many days D'Arnot lay upon his bed of soft ferns
. The second day a fever had come and D'Arnot thought that it meant infection and he knew that he would die.
As I passed along beside the deep and tangled vegetation of the swamp I thought that I saw a movement of the ferns
at my left, but though I stopped a moment to look it was not repeated, and if anything lay hid there my eyes could not penetrate the dense foliage to discern it.
I looked down into the crack--it was very deep, and green with moss, and tall ferns
grew about in it, for the damp gathered there.