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Osmunda regalis

Osmunda regalis

Osmunda regalis

royal fern

Photograph(s) by*: UWI EJJ, RHW

Characteristics

Height: 1.5-6'
Flowers:
Fruit: Apr.-Jun.

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 4-6
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

fresh tidal and nontidal marshes and swamps, woods, irregularly, seasonally, or permanently saturated (up to 100% of growing season)

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE NY VA WV PA

Wildlife

Small mammal *

Notes

tolerates full sun if moist; tolerates drought; tolerates irregular, seasonal or permanent saturation; only tolerates flooding for a few days

Groundcover



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1309.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004