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
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.