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Interrupted Fern | by Distant Hill Gardens
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Interrupted Fern

Interrupted fern (Osmunda claytoniana) gets its common name from the brown fertile leaflets, which "interrupt" the green sterile leaflets on the larger fronds.

 

The ferns in this photo were transplanted from our woods. Growing to a height of about 4 ft (1.3 meters) this native fern works well as a back drop for white and pink bleeding-hearts in a garden bed at Distant Hill Gardens.

 

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Taken on June 2, 2014