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Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)
Photo By AJC - 'Fenland' England
 


Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)

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It gets its name because the fronds have two forms (dimorphic); the sterile fronds are almost upright with a long taper to the base, but a short taper to the top, and resemble Ostrich plumes.

Can grow 1.5m (5 feet) or more in the right conditions!



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