Ferns of the Coastal Plain: Their Lore, Legends and Uses

 
9780788167300: Ferns of the Coastal Plain: Their Lore, Legends and Uses

An easy to use field guide to the ferns that grow in the coastal counties of Virginia, N. & S. Carolina, & Georgia. Ferns are arranged for quick identification, & contains detailed illustrations that highlight distinctive features of each species. Every entry lists the states where a particular fern has been found, its family & both the Latin & common names. Gives the readers a look at the often forgotten side of ferns, their folklore, legends & uses. Such beliefs as taking a bite of the season's first fern to prevent toothaches or unlocking doors with the mysterious fern "seed," all give the reader a glimpse of the multidimensional aspects of these fascinating plants.

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