This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
J. S. R,, Chicago., Ills., says . "In walking with a friend through her conservatory, our attention was directed to a fern which she said was 'The Stag's Horn Fern,' but which I had always known as the ' Rabbit's Foot.' It has furry stems as thick as one's linger, which grow over the surface, and often hanging over the side of the pot, and branch as a stag's horn might do, but I never heard it called by any other name than the Rabbit's Foot Fern. Is this the right name, or is Stag's Horn the correct one ? "
[It is not easy to tell what fern our correspondent has in mind, but the description in no way fits the true Stag's Horn, or Elk's Horn Fern. There are two well known species under culture, one Platycerium alcieorne, and the other Platyce-rium grande; an illustration of the latter we give with this. - Ed. G. M].