Osmunda cinnamomea, fronds 2 to 3 ft. long and 6 to 8 in. broad, a native of the U.S.A. And Canada.

O. claytoniana, fronds 1 ft. long and 8 to 12 in. broad, also a native of the U.S.A. And Canada.

O. regalis (royal or flowering fern), the most conspicuous of all native hardy ferns, attains majestic proportions. Easily cultivated in any moist place, such as the side of a lake, stream or artificial pool. Its fronds, a delicate pale green in spring, changing with the approach of autumn to light russet-brown, are of two kinds, the fertile, approximately 3 ft. long, and the barren, which are more numerous, about 5 ft. or more.

English: Habitus of

English: Habitus of “flowering” Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis); natural occurence in a forest. Deutsch: Habitus von “blühendem” Königsfarn (Osmunda regalis) mit sterilen und fertilen Wedeln; natürliches Vorkommen in einem Wald. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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17. January 2013 by admin
Categories: Ferns, Plants | Tags: , , | Comments Off on OSMUNDA


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