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Name: Maxine
Status: other
Grade: other
Location: MO
Country: N/A
Date: 3/15/2005

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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