Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Royal Fern, Osmunda regalis, Raithneach rul
Photograps: Ballingeary, Co. Cork

Royal Fern
Osmunda regalis
Raithneach ril
Family: Osmundaceae

Flowering: June-August. Perennial fern. Native.

Young stalks are covered with golden-brown hairs which soon fall off. The deciduous pale green leaves are erect and 2-pinnate, 60-100cm long. Rich-brown spore cases on central leaves. Short, stout erect stems. Height to 2m

Boggy, marshy woods and fens. Most frequent in western half of Ireland

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Royal Fern, Osmunda regalis, Raithneach rul

Royal Fern, Osmunda regalis, Raithneach rul
Royal Fern, Osmunda regalis, Raithneach rul

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