AppearanceCinnamon fern is a large fern that grows in clumps and is widely cultivated. It is a deciduous, herbaceous plant that produces separate fertile and sterile fronds. The fertile fronds start out green, but the small, upward pointing pinnae soon turn cinnamon colored.
NamingThe Class name is in dispute between Polypodiopsida and Pteridopsida
DistributionIn North America, it occurs from southern Labrador west to Ontario, and south through the eastern United States to eastern Mexico and the West Indies; in South America, it occurs west to Peru and south to Paraguay. In Asia, it occurs from southeastern Siberia south through Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan to Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
HabitatForests, shores of rivers, swamps, and wetland margins.
Some text fragments are auto parsed from Wikipedia.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmundastrum