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Osmunda claytoniana
@ Eagle Creek, VA in situ

Osmunda claytoniana

Interrupted Fern

Item #: 5361

Zones: 3a to 8b

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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This great, but rarely available native fern is found growing in moist woods from MN south to GA. The upright growing vase-shaped deciduous clump looks a bit like cinnamon fern, except that the normal fronds along the stipe are suddenly "interrupted" by a few brown fertile fronds...you know...a Venus mysteriously wedged in between a bunch of "Marses." Why ask why?...just don't interrupt it any more than necessary.