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Osmunda claytoniana

Common Name(s):
Clayton's fern, Interrupted fern
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

Compact, wiry, horizontal rhizome; easy to grow; prefers moist, average to humus rich soil in sun or shade but will grow in dry, stony soil; one of first ferns to begin growth in spring; spreads slowly; dies in center of clump with growth continuing on edges. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Height:
1-4 ft.
Zones:
3-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Fronds:
Spreading vase of arching fronds; pinnate-pinnatified; broadest in middle; pinna are narrow, lance shaped, broadest at base and gradually taper to a blunt tip; no dense tuft of hairs at base of pinnae; rachis is smooth and semi-grooved in front; sporangia borne on several pairs of pinnae in middle of frond- bright green and short-lived
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 212

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Charles Wohlers, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
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Jill Lee, CC-BY-SA-2.0
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Homer Edward Price, CC BY - 2.0
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Bahamut Chao, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
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Tamaki Somo, CC BY - 2.0