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Cinnamon Fern

Osmunda cinnamonea

Habitat: Found in shaded woods, along banks of streams, and in swamps

Features: Noticeable rootstalk covered with hairy roots; pinnules do not overlap; grows in an arch form; grows in a circular pattern from the ground; large and coarse fern

Height: 2-5 ft. (60-150cm.)

Axis: Green

Stalk: Covered with cinnamon-brown colored hairs

Sachar Woods, Brandeis University, MA October 2002
Hairy tufts at the base