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Any of several ferns of the genus Osmunda, such as the royal fern, or formerly classified in this genus, such as the cinnamon fern, having bipinnately compound sterile fronds and separate spore-bearing fertile fronds. The fibrous roots of certain osmunda ferns were once widely used as a potting medium.

[New Latin Osmunda, genus name, from Medieval Latin osmunda, any of various ferns, especially the royal fern, from Old French osmonde, of unknown origin.]


(ɒzˈmʌndə) or


(Plants) any fern of the genus Osmunda, such as the royal fern, having large spreading fronds: family Osmundaceae
[C13: from Old French osmonde, of unknown origin]
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Osmunda regalis) where some trophophores lack sporophores.
These were Dryopteris spinulosa, Osmunda cinnamomea, and Rubus allegheniensis.
And of course there are a great range of ferns that also love damp in the ground, such as Dryopteris filixmas, the male fern with its beautiful shuttlecock-like tufts of fresh green fronds, Osmunda regalis, the royal fern, that turns reddish brown in autumn and Athryium felix-femina, lady fern with its lacy fronds.
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The Bowden Ferns stand was a masterful composition, including Osmunda regalis Purpurascens and Dryopteris sieboldii, and Harvey's Garden Plants had more lovely plants for shade: Beesia calthifolia, dark Trillium kurabayashii, delicate Primula sieboldii Manakoora and Speirantha convallarioides, a close relative of the Lily of the Valley.
the tall Queen Osmunda fern, recalling that Spenserian "weed of
Smith and Pearman (1971) reported Dryopteris cristata, Osmunda cinnamomea, Osmunda regalis, Polystichum acrostichoides, and Thelypteris noveboracensis occurring in Carter and Johnson counties, Tennessee.
In their experiments, ferns had the highest formaldehyde-removal efficiency of all the plants tested, especially Osmunda japonica, commonly known as Japanese royal fern, or zenmai.
Large wetland ferns including Osmunda cinnamomea, Osmunda regalis, Woodwardia uirginica, and Woodwardia areolata are present.
Predominavam Alsophila, Anogramma, Anemia, Blechnum, Botrychium, Cyathaceae, Dicksonia, Dicranoglossum, Gleichenia, Lophosoria, Lycopodiella, Lycopodium, Marratiaceae, Microgramma, Osmunda, Pterideae e Selaginella.
Osmunda regalis, the Royal Fern, was much loved by our Victorian and Edwardian forebears and is still a worthy garden plant for the bog garden or other permanently damp place and, unlike many ferns, will thrive in full sunshine, producing the typical flower spikes in mid to late summer.