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ID Curly Plant

Posted by nekostomus NY (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 3, 08 at 17:49


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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RE: ID Curly Plant

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

RE: ID Curly Plant

Looks like the "fiddlehead" portion of a newly emerging fern of some kind.

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