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Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis)

  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: A. Masclef | Atlas des plantes de France. 1891 | License: PD Old PD-Art (PD-old)
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    Credit: Carl Axel Magnus Lindman (1856-1928) | «Bilder ur Nordens F... | License: PD Old PD-Art (PD-old)
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    Credit: Carl Axel Magnus Lindman (1856-1928) | «Bilder ur Nordens F... | License: PD Old
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    Credit: Sten Porse | own photo by Sten Porse | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
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    Credit: I.Sá?ek, senior | Own work | License: PD
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: I.Sá?ek, senior | Own work | License: PD
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: I.Sá?ek, senior | Own work | License: PD
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: I.Sá?ek, senior | Own work | License: PD
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: I.Sá?ek, senior | Own work | License: PD
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: I.Sá?ek, senior | Own work | License: PD
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: I.Sá?ek, senior | Own work | License: PD
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 11:15, 18 September 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 11:15, 18 September 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 11:15, 18 September 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 11:15, 18 September 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 11:15, 18 September 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 11:15, 18 September 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: I.Sá?ek, senior | Own work | License: PD
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 11:16, 18 September 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: Kristian Peters -- Fabelfroh 11:15, 18 September 2006 (UTC) | photographed by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: by Thomas Moore ; edited by John Lindley ; nature-printed by Henry Bradbury. | The ferns of Great Britain and Ireland. | License: PD Old PD-Art (PD-old)
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: by Thomas Moore ; edited by John Lindley ; nature-printed by Henry Bradbury. | The ferns of Great Britain and Ireland. | License: PD Nordens Flora
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: Christian Fischer. | Own picture, made in north-eastern Lower Saxony, Germany. | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
  • Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis) https://www.sagebud.com/royal-fern-osmunda-regalis
    Credit: Jim Kingdon Kingdon | Own work | License: PD
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Osmunda Regalis, or more commonly know as Royal Fern, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with dark green foliage of the genus Osmunda. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 6 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring summer fall. Osmunda Regalis or Royal Fern's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Fern
  • Genus: Osmunda
  • Family: Osmundaceae
  • Order: Polypodiales
  • Class: Filicopsida
  • Division: Pteridophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N) SPM (N)
  • State T/E Status: FL (CE) IA (T) NY (EV)
  • State T/E Common Name: FL (royal fern) IA (royal fern) NY (royal fern)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 2(OBL) 3(OBL) 5(OBL) 6(OBL)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring Summer Fall
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: High
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Dark Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Dense
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Fine
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Rhizomatous
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Height Mature (feet): 6
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Long
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Semi-Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Medium
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fertility Requirement: High
  • Fire Tolerance: Low
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 110
  • Hedge Tolerance: Low
  • Moisture Use: High
  • pH (Minimum): 4
  • pH (Maximum): 6
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 700
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 1700
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 32
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 55
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 16
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Tolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -38
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: None
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: Yes
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: Yes
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 0
  • Seed Spread Rate: None
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Rapid





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