05.20.2021 Cimmanon Fern

Remembering how I said the flavor as a kid.

While not the fiddlehead that we have in our salads or in a sauté, Cinnamon Ferns-Osmundastrum cinnamomeum are an attractive species with its fine hairs and pleasing spring green. They are common and widespread.  This one is in our small wooded area out back.

As to how this fern acquired its name…

I’ve always thought this looks a bit like a throne.  A seat fit for fern royalty although not a royal fern.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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27 Responses to 05.20.2021 Cimmanon Fern

  1. Nice portraits, of course. This is another species that Massachusetts shares with Texas (but not Austin). I’ve photographed it in east Texas, Illinois, and at Acadia National Park.

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  2. Amit Kumar says:

    It’s part of nature in differently. Nice Pics!

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    Unfolding and revealing its hidden beauty is what this amazing plant is doing. Two great photos, Steve!

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  4. Jet Eliot says:

    Your wonderful photos piqued my interest in this fern, Steve. I have never seen it before. Enjoyed both photos. I liked seeing the cinnamon part, and the unfurling head at this close range is exquisite.

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  5. picpholio says:

    Wonderful shots Stephen.

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Beauty, well-captured!

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  7. shoreacres says:

    What are the cinnamon-colored ‘thingies’? Blooms? or something else? Whatever they are, they’re quite attractive. I know that cinnamon ferns grow in east Texas, but I’ve not seen them. Or, more likely, I’ve seen the ferns minus the cinnamon sticks, and didn’t recognize them.

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  8. Dave Ply says:

    Nice pics. I like the way you managed the light and colors on the cinnamon shot, and of course I’m always partial to macro.

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  9. Todd Henson says:

    We’ve seen some of these down here recently. They really are distinctive with those tall “cimmanon” colored stalks. 🙂 I love the composition of that second photo with the multiple stalks amongst the greenery of the ferns.

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  10. Very nice series of images! Enjoyed seeing them!

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  11. bluebrightly says:

    They are such cool ferns. I saw a few on my trip and I see them every now and then in gardens out here. Fantastic photos, Steve, you did them justice!

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