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A large, comparatively robust fern with a wide distribution. Leaves are distinctive and plants grow large enough that old, healthy individuals may be mistaken for shrubs or small sumac from a distance. May form and spread by rhizomes in optimal conditions.

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade, Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic, Mesic

Soil Type: Sandy Loam, Rocky Loam

Height: 4'-6'

Bloom Color: -

Bloom Time: Jun-Aug

Root Type: Rhizome

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Hosts the Osmunda borer moth and possibly a sawfly. Large colonies provide cover for wildlife.

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