Photos of Osmunda-claytoniana-~-interrupted-fern

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Osmunda claytoniana ~ interrupted fern



  • FAC

  • Michigan C Value: 6

  • fronds 1.2 m long

  • growth form is symmetric clump

  • fertile leaflets partway up the frond distinctive on the larger fronds

  • stipe (leaf stalk) is typically ungrooved, round in cross section, sometimes fuzzy tufts

  • oldest known fossil record of any living fern in the world (200 million years)

  • rich, mesic woods and open woods

  • native

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