So far as I remember, my first encounter with the oak fern was in a cedar swamp, famous for its growth of showy lady's-slippers.
The most attractive member of the group to my mind is the oak fern.
Royal, male, and lady ferns were shrivelled up to a greater or less degree, but parsley and oak fern were unharmed.
As is often the case, having once discovered the haunt of the oak fern, it ceased to be a rarity.
The oak fern is common in many parts of Scotland, and is to be seen carpeting the ground of many a moist wood.
Also the pinnæ are not arranged so definitely in the form of three branches, as is to be observed in the case of the oak fern.
The oak fern grows in a damp and shady spot in the garden, though it is often more happy in a pot.