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Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis
Osmunda regalis L. var. spectabilis (Willd.) A. Gray
Synonym(s): Osmunda spectabilis
USDA Symbol: OSRES
Both the Latin and English names refer to the majesty of this large and graceful fern. In spring it is most colourful, both the fiddleheads and young fronds showing shades of orange to wine-red blended with greenish brown. (Ferns of Grey and Bruce Counties)
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Apr , May
Bloom Notes: This is a non-flowering plant that reproduces by spores.
, WV Canada: NB
, PE Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
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National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2012-07-06
Research By: TWC Staff