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Native Plants Series: Cinnamon Fern

I finally have another #nativeplantsseries post for you! Today we go back into the shade...

The cinnamon fern (Osmunda cinnamomea) is native to Eastern North America, as well as Eastern Asia. It prefers wet soils in shady locations. It typically grows to 3' tall.

Spore-bearing fronds appear in spring and turn a cinnamon-brown color. This plant is well-loved will look great in a woodland garden or along a stream. Intermix it with other woodland groundcovers and use it to hide the leggy lower branches of woodland shrubs.

Photo: dougsmit on Pixabay

Source: Missouri Botanical Garden, USDA Native Plants Database

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