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Osmunda regalis

Common Name(s):
Flowering fern, Royal fern
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

Easy to grow; naturally occurs in swamps and wet sites; require consistent moisture in sun or shade and humus rich soil. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Height:
2-6 ft.
Zones:
3-10
Habit:
Deciduous
Fronds:
Bipinnate blade; pinnae resemble locust tree leaves; only a few scattered hairs; fronds are pale pink as they emerge in spring; pinna not opposite and widely spaced; pinnule are narrow oblong with blunt or rounded tip; stipe is rounded with slightly grooved face; congested cluster of bead-like sori on fertile pinnae at tip of fronds
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 213

Osmunda regalis Osmunda regalis
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Ian Bryson, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
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Nancy Magnusson, CC BY-NC-2.0
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Ettore Balocchi, CC BY - 2.0
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Miguel, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0