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Cinnamon Fern

Osmundastrum cinnamomeum


Fertile frond with no leaf stalks yet present on the plant. Unlike most ferns, they do not have sori on the underside of the leaves, but rather the spore-bearing structures are on their own stalk as in the photos. This one was around 3 feet tall.


Hardwood forest among lots of leaf litter near a stream at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

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Machi a year ago

Thank you Joseph, Bonnie, and Tukup!

Tukup a year ago

Nice representative series and info Machi. Congratulations on the SOTW.

BonnieLewis a year ago

Wow! Gorgeous shot!

Congratulations on SOTD!

Machi a year ago

Thanks everyone! Glad you can appreciate its beauty!

Saturniidae27 a year ago

nice spotting of the week. well deserved 🙂

Ornithoptera80 a year ago

congrats on SOTW

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Congratulations Machi - a well deserved SOTW !

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Such an interesting plant. I thought it was a type of seaweed at first. Congrats on your SOTW, Machi.

SukanyaDatta a year ago

Congratulations, Machi.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Congrats! What a wonderful, beautiful and very different fern.

Brian38 a year ago

Congratulations, Machi for a well-deserved Spotting of the Week!

MichaelS a year ago

Hi Machi,

Your spotting has been voted Spotting of the Week! Rangers appreciated your educational notes and showcasing different angles of this unique plant.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

What an interesting spotting ! Thanks for sharing this Machi - all very new to me. I love the close-up shots.

Machi a year ago

Thanks Brian! I love exploring new places!

Brian38 a year ago

Beautiful Machi! Such wonderful finds at this Preserve!

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City of Gainesville Municipal Boundaries, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 29, 2020
Submitted on Feb 17, 2020

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