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Lenore Durkee durkeel at AC.GRIN.EDU
Tue Jun 25 15:47:27 CDT 1996

Does anyone out there know why Dryopteris felix-mas is called the "male
fern"? Its rhizomes were used as a tapeworm remedy and one finds this
common name in old treatises on herbal medicines.

Lenore Durkee                   durkeel at

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