Osmunda claytoniana, Interrupted Fern

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This native, more common to western and northern portions of the Mid-Atlantic Region,* grows in moist woods, slopes and swamp edges. The term “interrupted” in its common name refers to the distinctive gap left in the middle of the fern blade when fertile leaflets wither and fall off mid-summer.

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Osmunda claytonianaLearn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants: Tried and True Plant Fact Sheets