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Scientific Name: Matteuccia struthiopteris
Pronunciation: mat-TEW-kee-uh struth-ee-OH-ter-is
Common Name: ostrich fern
Family Name: Onocleaceae
Plant Type: Fern
Key ID Features: Fern with 50 cm pale soft fronds with pinnae that resemble an ostrich feather.
Course(s): HORT 2355, Level 3 Apprenticeship, CLT Training

Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Bog, Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate, Wetlands
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Filler, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Herb, Mixed shrub border, Waterside planting, Wetland - bogs, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
ostrich fern
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound, Fern-like
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous
Compound Leaf: Odd-pinnate
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Margins: Dentate

Inflorescence Type: n/a
Flower Morphology:n/a
Colour (petals): No flowers
Flower Time at Peak:

Fruit Type: Sporangium (spores)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Aug

Bark or Stem Colour:
Additional Info:no above ground stem
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Spore, Division - above ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
(BCE) Boulevard (Circular) Eastend
(CGW) Community Garden West
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZN) GAZebo North : q.6
(ONW) Overpass North side West
(WLG) WoodLand Garden
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