Cinnamon Fern | Congaree National Park (S.C.)

Osmunda cinnamomea
• Has rusty-woolly stalks
• Grows in arching circular clusters
• Pinnately compound leaves with brown fuzzy undersides
• In the center of the fronds, a tall, brown, fertile frond bearing spores develops in mid-spring and resembles a cinnamon stick
• Fronds 90 cm (3 feet) long
• Reproduces by spores
• Swamp habitat

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