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Taxon: Osmunda regalis L.

Genus: Osmunda
Family: Osmundaceae
Nomen number: 400804
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1063. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 12-Dec-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 15-Apr-2009
No species priority site assigned.


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • flowering fern   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English   [Osmunda regalis var. regalis]
  • royal fern   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • royal fern   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English   [Osmunda regalis var. regalis]
  • royal fern   (Source: Native Pl Database ) – English   [Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis]
  • safsa   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
    Western Asia: Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Turkey
    Caucasus: Georgia
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Estonia; Latvia; Russian Federation - European part
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec; St. Pierre and Miquelon
    Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    Caribbean: Bahamas; Bermuda; Cuba; Hispaniola; Jamaica
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay; Uruguay
  • widespread in temperate regions




Check other web resources for Osmunda regalis L.:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (10 October 2015)

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