Adiantum (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Adiantum (Sturtevant, 1919)

Adiantum capillus-veneris

Adiantum capillus-veneris Linn. Polypodiaceae. CAPILLAIRE. DUDDER GRASS. MAIDENHAIR FERN. VENUS' HAIR.

Northern temperate climates. In the Isles of Arran, off the Galway coast of Britain, the inhabitants collect the fronds of this fern, dry them and use them as a substitute for tea[1].
  1. Johnson, C. P. Useful Pls. Gt. Brit. 295. 1862.