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Osmunda regalis

Family: osmundaceae
Common name(s): Royal fern; Flowering fern
Hardiness ratings: USDA zone 2~4 - 8~10

General resources

  • Wikipedia. Online encyclopedia entry (if defined).
  • Google images. Web search for photographs.
  • GRIN. Taxonomical details, with common names, distribution, and synonyms.
  • The Plant List. Taxonomical lookup

Links for Osmunda regalis

Osmunda regalis var. purpurescens

Common name(s): Flowering fern


  • BBC Gardening - Plant profile with horticultural details and garden uses. (1 photo)

Osmunda regalis var. regalis

Common name(s): European royal fern


Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis

Common name(s): royal fern
Hardiness ratings: USDA zone 3 - 9


  • All Things Plants - Community-assembled plant profile (1 photo)
  • Carolina Nature - Photos of this native plant, often with notes on habitat and identification. (3 photos)
  • Illinois Wildflowers - Informative illustrated page with description and cultivation details, also covering range and faunal associations. (4 photos)
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Plant description and characteristics with notes on distribution, culture, and propagation. (4 photos)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden - Plantfinder page for one of the plants growing at the garden, with usually one or more photos, horticultural information, and noteworthy characteristics. (zone 3-9) (2 photos)
  • Plant Delights Nursery - Catalog page with photo, horticultural basics, and descriptive blurb. (1 photo)

Last updated:19 Nov 2017