What is Ostrich fern
Ostrich fern(scientific name: Matteuccia struthiopteris) is a deciduous perennial fern of the family onocleaceae of the genus mteuccia. The ostrich fern resembles a bracken or a osmund, and the upper part is in the coiled shape.
The shoots of the ostrich fern is called pteretis (buckling) and edible mountain grass. Season is May-June is Peony species are cultivated, so can get even in the winter. Boiling to cook a light salad or boiled, Tempura, eat. Taste is not habit.
Common name: Ostrich fern, Scientific name:Matteuccia struthiopteris,
Another name: shuttlecock fern, fiddlehead, onoclea struthiopteris, pteretis struthiopteris
Habitat: all over Japan, environment: low mountain in damp places, living type: perennial live fern, leaf: pinnately compound leaves, shape: bracken fern and spring to similar upper spiral, season: 5-6 months (Peony species are grown. ), How to Cook: lightly boiled, Tempura and salad taste: has a particularly strong taste not, use: grass.