royal fern


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royal fern

n.
A fern (Osmunda regalis) of worldwide distribution, having tall fronds with widely spaced oblong leaflets.

royal fern

n
(Plants) a fern, Osmunda regalis, of damp regions, having large fronds up to 2 metres (7 feet) in height, some of which are modified for bearing spores: family Osmundaceae

roy′al fern′


n.
a tall, coarse osmunda fern, Osmunda regalis, having large, upright fronds, growing in wetland areas.
[1770–80]
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Noun1.royal fern - large deeply rooted fern of worldwide distribution with upright bipinnate compound tufted frondsroyal fern - large deeply rooted fern of worldwide distribution with upright bipinnate compound tufted fronds
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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The plant is thought to be Huddersfield Narrow Canal's only surviving royal fern and was rescued by ecologist Bob Gough in 1992 after the specimen had been discarded during excavations when the canal was undergoing major restoration work.
Damp areas with acid soil can also be transformed with a stand of the royal fern, Osmunda regalis, which has gorgeous brown fuzzy fiddle heads that unfurl to light green, airy fronds.
Osmunda Regalis, The Royal Fern has an almost prehistoric feel to its 2.
For autumn colour, the Royal Fern is your best bet.
The outdoor classroom is part of a larger regeneration project at Moseley Bog and Joy's Wood, which will see access improved, the old woodland preserved and attempt to reintroduce the Royal Fern, lost from the bog in the 1980s.
One exception is the starchly upright royal fern, Osmunda regalis - a real acid-lover which needs lots of moisture at the roots.
Invest in a most beautiful and unusual fern, Osmunda regalis, the Royal Fern.
First results from conservation studies of chlorophyllous spores of the Royal fern (Osmunda regalis, osmundaceae).
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.
David Bryant of the Merseyside Naturalists Association found 100 royal fern near Liverpool's Broadgreen Hospital.
In shady spots, you can grow ferns ranging from endemic British varieties such as the stately royal fern to the more exotic tree ferns.