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Royal Fern Osmunda regalis
2008-06-15 19:37:30

The Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis), is a species of Osmunda, native to Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas, growing in woodland bogs. The species is sometimes known as flowering fern due to the appearance of its fertile fronds. The name derives from its being one of the largest and most imposing European ferns. In many areas, it has become rare as a result of wetland drainage for agriculture....

Interrupted Fern Osmunda claytoniana
2008-06-15 19:35:52

The Interrupted Fern (Osmunda claytoniana), is a fern native to eastern North America and eastern Asia. In eastern North America it occurs from southern Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec (up to the tree line), east to Newfoundland and south through the Appalachian mountains down to Georgia and west to the Mississippi River. In Asia, it is found in the Himalaya, southern China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan....

Cinnamon Fern Osmunda cinnamomea
2008-06-15 19:32:19

The Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda cinnamomea), is a species of fern in the genus Osmunda. It is native to the Americas and eastern Asia, growing in moist woodlands. In North America it occurs from southern Labrador west to Ontario, and south through the eastern United States to eastern Mexico and the West Indies; in South America it occurs west to Peru and south to Paraguay. In Asia it occurs from...

Japanese Royal Fern Osmunda japonica
2008-04-30 22:50:41

The Japanese Royal Fern or Japanese Flowering Fern (Osmunda japonica), is a fern in the genus Osmunda native to eastern Asia, including Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, and the far east of Russia on Sakhalin. It grows in moist woodlands and can tolerate open sunlight only if in very wet soil. It is a deciduous herbaceous plant which produces separate fertile and sterile fronds. The sterile...

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