Osmunda claytoniana

type

IMAGE

Interrupted Fern

fern

species

size(ft)

2-7

cut

2

decid.

deciduous

garden

easy; dramatic in May

ID tips

Some fronds: middle pinnae fertile, change color, drop off

Obtuse tip angle of blade and pinnae

Paler green, less shiny than Cinnamon; armpits smoother, no hairs in pinnule sinus.

where & Asia

a little dryer than Cinnamon

ME

NH

VT
MA
RI
CT
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C
C
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Comment

Photo from my garden

Green spores lose potency in several days

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