Cinnamon fern

Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.

Scientific name: Osmunda cinnamomea  L.reclassified as Osmundastrum cinnamomeum (L.) C. Presl

Common name(s): cinnamon fern

Link(s): USDA PLANTS Profile, NPIN Profile, Go Botany

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– perennial

– may be confused with Osmunda claytoniana; see left sidebar of Go Botany webpage