|royal fern (Osmunda regalis)||
royal fern (Osmunda regalis; ROYAL FERN FAMILY [Osmundaceae]) Fronds more than 3' tall, bipinnate, with large, narrowly attached oblong pinnules, widely spaced, and rather un-fern-like. Pinnae at the tip of fertile fronds are specialized for spore production and wither to brown in early summer. Found in wet forests and bogs. 
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