cinnamon fern


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cinnamon fern

n.
A fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum syn. Osmunda cinnamomea) found throughout the Americas and in East Asia having narrow, spore-bearing, cinnamon-colored fronds in early spring, which are later encircled by long, pinnately compound, sterile fronds.

cin′namon fern`


n.
a common coarse fern, Osmunda cinnamomea, having rusty-woolly stalks, growing in wet, low thickets.
[1810–20]
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Noun1.cinnamon fern - New World fern having woolly cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green frondscinnamon fern - New World fern having woolly cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green fronds; the early uncurling fronds are edible
osmund, flowering fern - any fern of the genus Osmunda: large ferns with creeping rhizomes; naked sporangia are on modified fronds that resemble flower clusters
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Because the fossil's nuclei closely resemble those of the modern cinnamon fern, Osmundastrum cinnamomeum, the researchers suggest that the plants' genomes probably haven't changed much since Early Jurassic dinosaurs prowled the planet.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has a useful list of native rain garden plants by region, such as blue lobelia and cinnamon fern in the Northeast; cardinal flower and giant coneflower in the deep South; and ironweed, monkey flower and big-toothed sunflower in the Midwest.
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