Ostrich Fern (Fiddlehead) – Matteuccia Struthiopteris: Edible & Medicinal Uses of the Top Fern of Wild Plants

Ostrich Fern (Fiddleheads) - Matteuccia Struthiopteris

In Ojibwe, waagaagin, ostrich fern is the usual fern called fiddlehead. It’s a traditional dish in Quebec and New Brunswick and the sprouts are a delicacy called kogomi in Japan. It’s the first fern in our edible and medicinal plants series! Growing 2-6 feet tall, this popular fern may even be found in grocery stores around …

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