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Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)

  • Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia Struthiopteris) http://www.sagebud.com/ostrich-fern-matteuccia-struthiopteris/
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  • Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia Struthiopteris) http://www.sagebud.com/ostrich-fern-matteuccia-struthiopteris/
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  • Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia Struthiopteris) http://www.sagebud.com/ostrich-fern-matteuccia-struthiopteris/
    Credit: Hugo.arg | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia Struthiopteris) http://www.sagebud.com/ostrich-fern-matteuccia-struthiopteris/
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  • Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia Struthiopteris) http://www.sagebud.com/ostrich-fern-matteuccia-struthiopteris/
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  • Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia Struthiopteris) http://www.sagebud.com/ostrich-fern-matteuccia-struthiopteris/
    Credit: de:Benutzer:Grienste... | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia Struthiopteris) http://www.sagebud.com/ostrich-fern-matteuccia-struthiopteris/
    Credit: de:Benutzer:Grienste... | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia Struthiopteris) http://www.sagebud.com/ostrich-fern-matteuccia-struthiopteris/
    Credit: de:Benutzer:Grienste... | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia Struthiopteris) http://www.sagebud.com/ostrich-fern-matteuccia-struthiopteris/
    Credit: Kropsoq | photo taken by Kropsoq | License: CC-BY-SA-2.1-JP CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia Struthiopteris) http://www.sagebud.com/ostrich-fern-matteuccia-struthiopteris/
    Credit: Kropsoq | photo taken by Kropsoq | License: CC-BY-SA-2.1-JP CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia Struthiopteris) http://www.sagebud.com/ostrich-fern-matteuccia-struthiopteris/
    Credit: Kropsoq | photo taken by Kropsoq | License: CC-BY-SA-2.1-JP CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia Struthiopteris) http://www.sagebud.com/ostrich-fern-matteuccia-struthiopteris/
    Credit: Carsten Niehaus (Lumbar) | photo taken by Carsten Niehaus | License: CC-BY-2.0
  • Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia Struthiopteris) http://www.sagebud.com/ostrich-fern-matteuccia-struthiopteris/
    Credit: Carsten Niehaus (Lumbar) | photo taken by Carsten Niehaus | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
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Matteuccia Struthiopteris, or more commonly know as Ostrich Fern, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Matteuccia. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Matteuccia Struthiopteris or Ostrich Fern's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Fern
  • Genus: Matteuccia
  • Family: Dryopteridaceae
  • Order: Polypodiales
  • Class: Filicopsida
  • Division: Pteridophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: IN (R) NY (EV)
  • State T/E Common Name: IN (ostrich fern) NY (ostrich fern)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) 3(FACW) 4(FACW) A(FACW)




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