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Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis

Osmunda regalis L. var. spectabilis (Willd.) A. Gray

royal fern, royal fern

Synonym(s): Osmunda spectabilis
Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis (Royal Fern)
Image ID: 17366
Image by: Sorrie, Bruce A.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: OSRES
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-10-03

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: OSMUN
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Osmunda
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Osmunda
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of ca. 7 species, if circumscribed (as here) to exclude Todea, Leptopteris, and Osmundastrum, following Metzgar et al. (2008). Our two species are in separate clades within Osmunda that are estimated to have diverged over 100 million years ago (Schneider et al. 2015).
GENUS IDENTIFICATION:
GENUS REFERENCES: Metzgar et al. (2008)=Z; Zhang, Iwatsuki, & Kadokawa in FoC (2013); Tsutsumi et al. (2011); Lellinger (1985); Whetstone & Atkinson in FNA (1993b); Kramer in Kramer & Green (1990); Yatabe, Nishida, & Murakami (1999).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: OSMUND
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Osmundaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: Martinov 1820
FAMILY COMMON: Royal Fern Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of 4 genera and about 15-25 species. Schneider et al. (2015) estimate the divergence time between Osmundastrum and Osmunda at > 200 million years.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Metzgar et al. (2008)=Z; Schneider et al. (2015); Lellinger (1985); Whetstone & Atkinson in FNA (1993b); Kramer in Kramer & Green (1990); Yatabe, Nishida, & Murakami (1999).

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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HEIGHT: 1-2 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb, Fern

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NATIVE RANGE: eastern and central U.S. & Canada

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Royal Fern is a medium- to large-sized fern at maturity. It produces showy large fiddleheads in the spring. This native fern grows well in moderate shade in acidic soil that stays moist or wet. Consistent moisture is needed for it to keep its attractive appearance throughout the growing season. Royal Fern thrives when planted at the edge of bodies of water. The Iroquois collected and used the fiber from this fern as a stuffing for pillows. The genus Osmunda supports up to 6 lepidoptera species.

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SOIL MOISTURE: Average, Moist/Wet
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Part Shade, Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 2
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 10
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USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: OSRES
USDA Common Name: Royal Fern
Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV), CAN (MB, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC), FRA (SPM)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Osmundaceae Martinov 1820 (Royal Fern Family)
SUMMARY: A family of 4 genera and about 15-25 species. Schneider et al. (2015) estimate the divergence time between Osmundastrum and Osmunda at > 200 million years.
REFERENCE: Metzgar et al. (2008)=Z; Schneider et al. (2015); Lellinger (1985); Whetstone & Atkinson in FNA (1993b); Kramer in Kramer & Green (1990); Yatabe, Nishida, & Murakami (1999).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Osmunda L. (Osmunda)
SUMMARY: A genus of ca. 7 species, if circumscribed (as here) to exclude Todea, Leptopteris, and Osmundastrum, following Metzgar et al. (2008). Our two species are in separate clades within Osmunda that are estimated to have diverged over 100 million years ago (Schneider et al. 2015).
REFERENCE: Metzgar et al. (2008)=Z; Zhang, Iwatsuki, & Kadokawa in FoC (2013); Tsutsumi et al. (2011); Lellinger (1985); Whetstone & Atkinson in FNA (1993b); Kramer in Kramer & Green (1990); Yatabe, Nishida, & Murakami (1999).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis

IMAGE USE RECORDS

ID IMAGE: 17366 - Primary Image FloraQuest Plant Detail Page (Landscape Preferred)
ID IMAGE1: 17366 - Primary Image WOTAS
ID IMAGE2: 0 - Secondary Image WOTAS
ID IMAGE3: 17366 - Primary Image Plant Sale Sign (Landscape Only)
ID IMAGE4: 0 - Primary Image New Plant Sale Label (Portrait Only)

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