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A Field Guide to Ferns and their related families
A Field Guide to Ferns and their related families : Northeastern and Central North America with a section on species also found in the British Isles and Western Europe
by Roger Tory Peterson, Boughton Cobb, Laura Louise Foster
Paperback from Houghton Mifflin Co
Fern Finder: A Guide to Native Ferns of Central and Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada
Fern Finder: A Guide to Native Ferns of Central and Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada
by Anne C. Hallowell, Barbara G. Hallowell
Paperback from Nature Study Guild
Fern Grower's Manual: Revised and Expanded Edition
Fern Grower's Manual: Revised and Expanded Edition
by Barbara Joe Hoshizaki, Robbin Craig Moran
Ferns are truly ancient plants, having existed on Earth for millions of years. With approximately 12,000 species of ferns, their array is staggering-- from the red and gold Cinnamon Fern to the shimmery Silver Tree Fern to the lushly green Oriental Chain Fern. Upon discovering the sheer number of fern species, a person interested in growing ferns might be just a bit overwhelmed. While many just pick up a fern at their local nursery, and hope their new household addition makes it through the night, others feel compelled to delve more deeply into the secret life of ferns. For the latter types, Fern Grower's Manual is a treasure trove.

This hefty volume (over 600 pages!) offers an encyclopedic treatment of some 700 species of ferns. Each is described in concise and accessible language, including a physical description, detailed pen-and-ink illustration, care and environmental requirements, geographical information, information on related species, and more. Authors Barbara Joe Hoshizaki (president of the American Fern Society) and Robbin C. Moran (associate curator at the New York Botanical Garden) provide useful information on how and where different types of ferns thrive, explore potential problems, and offer guidance on cultivating ferns indoors and out. First published in 1975, this book is a testament to the enduring popularity of ferns in our culture. This revised edition is significantly expanded, including information on almost twice as many fern species as the first, as well as more extensive and detailed illustrations and a section of color photographs. 

While the book presents far more information than the average home gardener might ever want to know about ferns, the thoroughness of this substantial tome is unlikely to disappoint true pteridophiles (fern lovers). --Robin Donovan -

Hardcover from Timber Pr

Hawaii's Ferns and Fern Allies
Hawaii's Ferns and Fern Allies
by Daniel D. Palmer
Book Description: Hawaii's Ferns and Fern Allies is the first comprehensive survey of Hawaii's ferns to be published in more than 100 years. The book covers endemic, indigenous, and naturalized ferns and fern allies (including rare and endangered taxa), providing dichotomous keys, basionyms and synonyms, technical descriptions and distributions, a glossary, and statistical information. The author addresses unresolved taxonomic problems and offers suggestions for future research. He includes information from Hawaiian folklore and mythology, describes uses of ferns by native Hawaiians, and updates Hawaiian common names. More than 100 line drawings illustrate all 222 species, varieties, and forms, and some hybrids. 
The volume is based on extensive fieldwork, studies of herbarium collections worldwide, and consultations with pteridologists, local ecologists, and collectors. It provides the much-needed scientific basis for a new, worldwide appreciation of Hawaiian ferns and fern allies and for major efforts to protect and conserve them. This well-researched and highly readable book will be enthusiastically received by amateur and professional naturalists, fern enthusiasts, and professional botanists. 
Hardcover from University of Hawaii Press
Ferns and Fern Allies of the Trans-Pecos and Adjacent Areas
Ferns and Fern Allies of the Trans-Pecos and Adjacent Areas
by Sharon C. Yarborough, A. Michael Powell
Paperback from Texas Tech University Press
The Plantfinder's Guide to Garden Ferns
The Plantfinder's Guide to Garden Ferns
by Martin Rickard
Hardcover from Timber Pr
Ferns of Hawaii
by Kathy Valier
Paperback from University of Hawaii Press
Ferns (Illustrated Flora of Illinois)
by Robert H. Mohlenbrock
Hardcover from Southern Illinois Univ Pr (Txt)

A Field Manual of the Ferns and Fern-Allies of the United States and Canada
by David B. Lellinger, A. Murray Evans
Includeds comprehensive descriptions of over 400 species accompanied by color plates.
Paperback from Smithsonian Institution Press
ISBN: 0874746035

Ferns of Britain and Ireland
by C. N. Page
Paperback from Cambridge University Press

Rocky Mountain Flora: A Field Guide for the Identification of the Ferns, Conifers, and Flowering Plants of the Southern Rocky Mountains
by William Alfred Weber
Paperback from University Press of Colorado

Flora of Alberta: A Manual of Flowering Plants, Conifers, Ferns and Fern Allies Found Growing Without Cultivation in the Province of Alberta, Canada
by E.H. and Revised by Packer, John G. Moss
Hardcover from Univ of Toronto Pr

Peterson Field Guide to Ferns, Second Edition: Northeastern and Central North America
Peterson Field Guide to Ferns, Second Edition: Northeastern and Central North America
by Boughton Cobb, Cheryl Lowe, Elizabeth Farnsworth
Since 1956, when the late Boughton Cobb wrote his field guide to ferns, this book, unchanged in all the years since, has become the classic on the subject. Now the New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS) has completely updated the text and added 100 color photographs. The incredibly beautiful full-page line drawings by the late Laura Louise Foster have been reproduced from the original art. New subjects include a section on habitats and conservation, a glossary of botanical terms, and a chapter on gardening with ferns
Paperback from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Plants of the Tahoe Basin: Flowering Plants, Trees and Ferns
by Michael Graf
Hardcover from University of California Press
The Ferns of Florida: A Reference and Field Guide
by Gil Nelson
Hardcover from Pineapple Pr
Ferns from the Collection of the New York Botanical Garden: 24 Postar Cards & Envelopes
by New York Botanical Gardens, New York Botanical Garden
Misc. Supplies from Chronicle Books
Ferns (Rookie Read-About Science)
by Allan Fowler
School & Library Binding from Children's Press


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