Ferns: Osmunda regalis - Royal Fern

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I wanted to post a photo of Osmunda regalis a while ago, don't seem to have done that. Here is one with fertile fronds outside a condo at Gilford and Pendrell, two blocks from me. Edited - this doesn't come up on a search for ferns, so I am adding the common name Royal Fern.
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    The above-ground roots of Osmunda regalis were widely used in the past as a substrate to grow epiphytic orchids. This is a plant in the wild (they are very common in boggy spots and streams in our area), but I also see ‘trunks’ forming on the ones I grow in the yard and I like that look very much.
     

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    Here are some plants in their natural habitat in the springtime.
     

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    And one from our yard. I love them, so I have several.
     

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