from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of asplenioid ferns, closely allied to the genus Asplenium, from which it differs in having the sori linear, and confluent in pairs, opening toward each other.
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- n. a fern thought to resemble a millipede
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A group of evergreen ferns such as Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata', the hard fern Blechnum spicant and the hart's tongue fern Asplenium scolopendrium would look great through winter, and you could interplant these with primroses, so you get early spring flowers peeping out among them, like a little spring woodland floor scene.
An underplanting of snowdrops in clusters with hart's tongue ferns (Asplenium scolopendrium) tucked in at the back adds another season.
Bossiaea, from three to five feet high, with compressed stem, and branches of the habit of Bossiaea scolopendrium, with yellow blossoms, and smooth many-seeded pods little more than an inch long.
These include Asplenium scolopendrium, known as hart's tongue fern, a terrestrial evergreen offering shuttlecock-like crowns of light green strap-shaped leaves.