Royal Fern – 5/12/11
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 5/12/11
Observation Time: 6:45 a.m.
Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary board walk
Common Name: Royal Fern
Scientific Name: Osmunda regalis
Comments: The royal fern belongs to the family Osmundaceae; fossils belonging to this family have been found in rocks of Permian age (230,000,000 years before present), a time when the continents were consolidated into the supercontinent Pangea.
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