Description from Prairie Moon Nursery: Ostrich Fern, named for its similarity to ostrich feathers, is easy to grow in wet woodland locations, spreads slowly by rhizomes, and is deer-resistant. In early spring, foragers seek the edible curled fronds, called “fiddleheads” which are prepared like asparagus. Distinguish Ostrich Ferns from others by the celery-like, U-shaped stem. If harvesting for food, remember to use sustainable practices by never taking more than 1/3 of the plant.
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