Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Royal Fern (American Royal Fern) (Osmunda regalis): Images

Date Location Notes Images
June 22, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire This fern is similar to Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda cinnamomea) and Interrupted Fern (Osmunda claytoniana). Cinnamon Fern has a complete separate cinnamon-colored stalk of spores. Interrupted Fern has fertile frond leaflets (pinnae) and then spores in the middle followed by more leaflets. Royal fern has spores covering the tops of the fertile frond. Another difference is the Royal Fern has much longer and wider-space (alternating) pinnules (leafules). It is often found next to water.
Date Location Notes Images
June 22, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire