Cinnamon Fern | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)

 Osmunda cinnamomea
• Taller fronds in clumps
• Ferns have underground stems, rhizomes, which ensure regrowth after fire
• Has rusty-woolly stalks
• Grows in wet, low thickets
• In the center of the fronds, a tall, brown, fertile frond bearing spores develops in mid-spring and resembles a cinnamon stick

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