ID Curly Plant

nekostomusJune 3, 2008


I was wondering if anyone could tell me what this plant is (or at least the Family)? Found it growing in clusters or alone along a trail through a marsh in Central New York. Long stalks with this interesting bit at the top:

Any help is much appreciated.

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It is a fern. The first one I'd compare it to is Cinnamon Fern, Osmunda cinnamomea. This is the frond unfurling.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2008 at 6:27PM
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Looks like the "fiddlehead" portion of a newly emerging fern of some kind.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2008 at 7:16PM
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