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Page 148:-
The sides of mountains with a dry soil are clothed to a moderate elevation with Brackens, Pteris aquilina, which, by their changing in September and October from a bright to an olive green, and afterwards to a russet brown, contribute to that autumnal colouring which is so much admired. The Stone fern, Pteris crispa, (Cryptogramma of Hooker) inhabits higher and more rocky situations. Asplenium Adiantum-nigrum is rooted in Castlehead rock, and near Low Wood Inn. Hart's tongue, Scolopendrium vulgare, in rents of limestone rocks in Westmorland, and at Calder Bridge; Scolopendrium Ceterach (Grammitis of Hooker) on Troutbeck Bridge. Osmund royal, Osmunda regalis, in Ullock-moss near Keswick, at Skelwith and Loughrigg.
In a walk round Castlehead and Cockshot near Keswick, may be seen Polypodium vulgaris; Aspidium Filix-mas, Oreopteris and dilatatum; Asplenium Filix-faemina, and Trichomanes; and Blechnum boreale. Aspidium lobatum, Barrow Cascade; Asplenium Ruta-muraria, at Hill Top near Keswick; Hymenophyllum Wilsoni, at Barrow, Dungeon Gill, and Scale Force; Polypodium Phegopteris, Patterdale, Wythburn, and Scale Force; P. Dryopteris, in Borrowdale; Cistopteris fragilis, Wanthwaite Crags, and Horse-troughs near Kendal.
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