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Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis
Osmunda regalis L. var. spectabilis (Willd.) A. Gray
Osmundaceae (Royal Fern Family)
Synonym(s): Osmunda spectabilis
USDA Symbol: osres
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)
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 (Owen Sound Field Naturalists).
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating plant. Sporulates Apr - May.
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , ON , PE
Native Habitat: Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field,Riparian,Swamp/Marsh,Lakeshores
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
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National Wetland Indicator Status
BibliographyBibref 1231 - Guide To the Ferns of Grey and Bruce Counties, Ontario (1999) Owen Sound Field Naturalists
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-09-22
Research By: TWC Staff