Cinnamon Fern Osmunda cinnamomea
Flowering fern Osmundaceae family


Leaf: Look underneath the leaves for a wooly tuft at the base of each leaflet. Leaves are twice-cut; lanceolate.

Stalk: Round, green, covered with cinnamon-colored "wool" at first, with some of the wool persisting into the summer.


Form/habitat: Large, strong, vigorous , very common fern, 2-3' tall, growing in arching circular clusters. Widely spread throughout the region, especially in damp locations.

NWI status:FACW

Text by Morgan Jenkins for CES301.

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