Felix Faemina. It grows on heaths, etcetera. It grows four feet high, and is called by country people, brakes. The stalks are round, green, and smooth. It is more branching than the Male Fern. The whole plant is often two or three feet broad. On the edges of the little leaves stand the seeds in small clusters, though not so numerous as in themale.
Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Fennel (male):
The roots have similar virtues to the male. Fresh gathered, and decocted, they expel long and flat worms from the bowels. No medicine destroys them so effectually. The male Fern is the more powerful.
See also Fern (female)
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