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Pteridium aquilinum

bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
Pteridium aquilinum
Common Names bracken fern
Family Polypod
Flower Color -none-
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Bracken fern is a common forest understory fern.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No

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Bracken is easily recognized by its large, triangular fronds. It is a very common fern, and it often grows in large colonies. Bracken is a fire-adapted species. It has deep rhizomes that survive fires, and ashes make the soil more alkaline, a favorable condition for germination of its spores

Source: http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/ferns/pteridiumaqui.html

bracken fern


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