- Common Name(s):
- Flowering fern, Royal fern
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.
- 2-6 ft.
- 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
NCCES plant id: 213