Friday, September 19, 2014

Royal Fern

Royal Fern
Osmunda regalis
Royal Ferns are so named because they're native to England and they can grow quite large there. The Brits call everything "Royal this" and Royal that".

It's rather unusual looking for a fern. The leaves just don't look fern-like, whatever that is. But, once you see the fertile frond, it is quite evidently a fern.
The fertile frond looks very similar to Cinnamon Fern, Osmunda cinnamomea, a genus-mate, which otherwise look nothing like each other
The leaves resemble Locust leaves more so than typical fern leaves

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