Red fern

Richard Jensen rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU
Mon May 6 16:06:40 CDT 1996

Does anyone know the origin of reference to the red fern (there is a
children's book with that in the title)?  I have seen a suggestion that
it refers to the cinnamon fern, but have not been able to find reference
to red fern as a common name in standard manuals.

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