Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in bogs, marshes (including tidal), moist forests, floodplains, swamp forests, & other wetlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Bipinnate
Leaves erect in a dense crown

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Osmundales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Osmunda spectabilis   FAMILY Osmundaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis   FAMILY Osmundaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 007-01-003:
Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis   FAMILY Osmundaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Osmunda regalis

 

COMMON NAME:
American Royal Fern