American Royal Fern

Osmunda spectabilis

''Osmunda spectabilis'' or royal fern is a species of fern once thought to be the same as ''Osmunda regalis'', but recent genetic studies have shown it to be a separate species.
Royal Fern - Osmunda spectabilis Habitat: Shady, moist forest
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Appearance

''Osmunda spectabilis'' is an easy fern to recognize in the New World flora. Although it closely resembles species ''O. regalis'', ''O. japonica'', and ''O. lancea'', only ''O. spectabilis'' is found growing naturally in the New World. The fronds of ''O. spectabilis'' can exceed 1 meter in length and are bipinnate. The pinnules are attached by a very narrow base. The plant produces separate sterile and fertile fronds. Fertile fronds are similar to the sterile fronds, in the lower and middle portions, but the top-most pinnae are fertile and they are much reduced and brown when mature in the early summer.
Royal Fern - Osmunda spectabilis Habitat: Shady, moist forest
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Distribution

American royal fern is most commonly found growing in wetter soils such as those found in wet forests, bogs, and along streams and lakes.
American Royal Fern - Osmunda spectabilis Habitat: Mixed forest
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Habitat

American royal fern is most commonly found growing in wetter soils such as those found in wet forests, bogs, and along streams and lakes.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionPolypodiophyta
ClassPolypodiopsida
OrderOsmundales
FamilyOsmundaceae
GenusOsmunda
SpeciesO. spectabilis