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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Osmunda spectabilis (Royal Fern)
One of North America’s largest native ferns is frequent to common in moist woods through much of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Previously known as Osmunda regalis (as well as Osmunda regalis L. var. spectabilis), its unique fronds are cut into rounded leaflets. Another common name “flowering fern” refers to its tassel-like fertile clusters.
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Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets